When it comes to beating the neutral-zone trap, the nemesis of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock likens it to the traffic around the team's arena. "It's like going to the ACC at 5 o'clock," the Leafs head coach said after Tuesday's practice. "There's traffic. But the more you go there at 5 o'clock, the more you know which lane is open and which street to go on and you get to figure it out."
In a tale of two winning streaks, one was broken and another continued Monday night. It was the Toronto Maple Leafs who saw theirs come to an end at six games with a 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes. And the Coyotes finished a terrific road trip with three consecutive wins. It seemed the Leafs would escape a loss late in the third period when Auston Matthews, who was until then noticeable only because he wasn't, scored at 16 minutes 10 seconds.
It seems Mike Babcock, perhaps in honour of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, is poised to play his version of Lucy and the football from the Peanuts cartoon strip. The Toronto Maple Leafs head coach would be Lucy, of course, and playing the role of hapless Charlie Brown is Leafs Nation with brand-new linemates Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner as the football. Babcock isn't even bothering to lay on any suspense for Leafs fans.
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