This new-look Leafs team can make its mark on history, starting tonight.
If we win at home tonight, we can win the series. Simple as that.
If the Toronto Maple Leafs can shake the home ice jitters and beat the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre to force a Game 7 back in Boston, the odds are in our favour – we’ll be riding a strong wave of momentum.
We should have won Game 4. But we lost, went down 3-1 and positioned ourselves for a remarkable and historic comeback.
Perfect way to start the story.
Forget the old, dusty stats that we’ve only come back from down 3-1 once. Forget, too, that Boston has lost two of their last three series when up 3-1.
This is about now – about this new-look Leafs team creating its own history.
Kessel, Lupul, and JVR will need to have their best games of the post-season tonight.
Reimer will need to continue his stellar play.
And our defence will need to repeat their Friday night performance.
Add all that together for the win tonight at home, our first of the series, and the Leafs will be positioned for glory…
It’ll mean Toronto has outplayed Boston in the last three games.
It’ll mean the Leafs enter TD Bank Garden on Monday with the all-important momentum.
It’ll mean two wins in a row and a confident, hot team heading back to Boston to win Game 7.
If the Leafs do just that, they’ll complete the first chapter of their 2013 playoff history, “An unlikely comeback,” on their way to further glory this post-season…
With Boston out of our way, we can easily take on and beat the Capitals or Rangers for chapter two.
Go Leafs Go. Cheers.