They're 2-0, but Leafs have kinks to iron out

One question that must be answered ahead of Saturday night's game at the Air Canada Centre against...

One question that must be answered ahead of Saturday night's game at the Air Canada Centre against the Ottawa Senators, is who will start in goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs: James Reimer or Jonathan Bernier? (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI Agency)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:15 PM ET

TORONTO - So the Leafs sprint out to a 2-0 start despite having so-so defensive efforts, piled on with the challenge of games on back-to-back nights.

Now they have five of their next six at home, all against teams that had fewer points than they did in last year’s 48-date season.

Easy game, isn’t it?

Not in coach Randy Carlyle’s world, you can be forewarned. Following a day off Thursday to recuperate from the successful break from the gate, the team will return to practice on Friday to prepare for Saturday’s home opener against the Ottawa Senators.

And the coaching staff will have a lengthy to-do list.

Carlyle isn’t about to give any of the four points back — they were well earned in their own way. But before the Leafs get too bullish on the prospects of a brilliant start to the 2013-14 season, there is plenty to address.


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