by S Michael
A mixed weekend for the Leafs. Brutal loss Friday to the Ottawa Senators, Auston Matthews goes on the IR, but then a big win Sunday evening over the Washington Capitals. That win was even sweeter because it was the 1,000th game played by John Tavares who got two assists as well.
One more positive in Sunday’s game was that Morgan Rielly scored his first goal this year with hopefully many more to follow. Leafs have one more game before the All-Star break going up against Boston on Wednesday. Leafs are 9 points back of the Bruins for the division lead and will need to gain some ground on them if they have a chance of catching them. On the plus side the Leafs go into the break solidly in a playoff spot.