TORONTO | Nick Suzuki described the match as it went. The Canadiens held out for almost 30 minutes against the Maple Leafs, but they couldn’t keep up the pace in the second half.
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“When they opened the valves, we couldn’t follow. The Leafs want to go all out this year. They moved to improve their roster with the additions of the two forwards (O’Reilly and Acciari). In the middle they are even better. Tavares was on the wing but he’s also very good in the faceoff circle. You made a good transaction. »
Josh Anderson scored the Canadian’s only goal against the Maple Leafs. He has scored one goal in his three games against Toronto this season.
“Yes, I probably feel more motivated when I play against the Leafs. I grew up in Burlington, not far from Toronto. I’m always ready when I’m going up against my childhood team. »
Ryan O’Reilly, who joined the Maple Leafs from the Blues on Friday night, donned his new team’s uniform for the first time. From his debut, he’ll remember a fun fact as he warms up.
“I emptied Gatorade on my head while warming up. It wasn’t the best idea. But I liked the start, I found myself on the ice at the first face-off and felt the energy of the crowd. Here is the mecca of ice hockey. »
– Ryan O’Reilly