It could have been the first time in NHL history that a team had three consecutive shutout wins against the same team with three different goalkeepers

It was one thing to become the first team to close the Toronto Maple Leafs in consecutive games when Harry Lumley was their goalkeeper in 1954 with 4-0 and 3-0 wins on Saturday and Monday

It was 6:14 in the second period with the 4-0 – that was a total of 11-0 in the series – when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returned a Leon Draisaitl to take care of this action

Can you imagine what the mental health of the local population, already half-locked due to COVID-19 and emerging from a month of minus 30 degrees, would have been if Nugent-Hopkins hadn’t hit would have? ?

It’s a classic case of April ramp-up, shot down in May, except that February ramp-up was an 11-2 run and this is March

But three completely surpassed losses in the division standings and the Oilers are back in the pack after they have completely lost their special status

This week has been humiliating and humiliating for Dave Tippett’s team, who lost 6-1-1 and 13-1 in the three games together and again set a 6-8 home record against an 8-3 straight record

And it certainly ended any thought that the now 14-11 Oilers should be rated there with Toronto’s now 18-4-2 team

For the third game in a row the Leafs won the first half but this time it was only one goal, not the first two shots on goal And no one pointed fingers at Mike Smith in the goal But the goalkeeper who stated last week: ” I don’t want this one to slip because of the goalkeeper – it’s a mission I’m on right now””

Smith fished four pucks out of his net in the second period, three of which came within 3:05 behind him

It was the only game in the series where the match between Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid was played to see Matthews return to the lineup, but for the third time in his career, McDavid played three straight games with no point and for his third game in a row, Matthews did the same

This game and series was largely won by Toronto’s bottom six strikers

In all three games, the Oilers got off to a good enough start to see how everything was spectacularly unraveled in no time

After 4-0 and 3-0 wins in their first two games, the Leafs took a 1-0 lead, then came out and scored three in two minutes and eight seconds to win 4-4 0

In a situation similar to that of the Brooklyn Dodgers, manager Leo Durocher took them all out and got them drunk

But the bars are all closed and that was a massive breach of NHL and health officials protocol

Well, first off my compliments to the Maple Leafs, they definitely deserve it

Next up for the Oilers is the battling Calgary Flames on Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada, and while the three against the Leafs got the nation’s attention, as did the two games the Oilers played in Vancouver had won before Toronto series, the Calgary game becomes more important

Win the season against both teams and there will be one of the seven best playoff series in the Canadian Stanley Cup division to find out how close or far this team can be

The Oilers are 4-0 against the recently-contested Ottawa Senators, who are coming to town next week for a three-game streak. Edmonton goes 2-1 with a record against Calgary and a 3-1 record against Vancouver and a 2-2 record against Winnipeg and a 2-2 record against Montreal in the Flames game

You should also know that with the second game in the Ottawa series on Wednesday, the Oilers hit the middle of the 56-game compact coronavirus pandemic plan

Losing all three to Toronto is not the end of the world at this point. Losing all three to Ottawa could be

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