MONTREAL - The road warriors are back in action tonight.
Yes, the 5-1 Maple Leafs (away from home) will be looking to finish a three-game road trip in style tonight against the Canadiens, losers of their past two.
Though the Leafs are just 6-5 overall, their play and record on the road is turning some heads - not to mention keeping their own heads above water as the abbreviated season chugs along. Whether it be better defensive efforts and timely goals, it’s been paying off thus far for a team that is still very much a work in progress.
“You’ve got to give yourself a chance,” Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said about the team’s success away from home, which started on opening night here at the Bell Centre where the Leafs were 2-1 winners. “That’s what we’ve tried to install here, a mandate that we’re not going to play that loose hockey.