After their Game 7 loss to Tampa Bay, the Leafs now hold the mark for longest streak without a first round series win. Getty Images

But what this edition must bear, as of Friday when Florida bumped off Washington, is the NHL’s longest streak without a first- round series triumph.

The Leafs had what politicos like to call ‘winning conditions’. There was no devastating injury during the series as befell John Tavares, Jake Muzzin, Roman Polak and others at crucial moments since 2017. Tampa suffered the only one, to Brayden Point early in Game 7.

No Leaf went rogue like Nazem Kadri and became a suspension side show, other than fourth liner Kyle Clifford getting one game at the start.

There weren’t any soft goals that stood out against Jack Campbell, just untimely ones and he out-played the all-world Andrei Vasilevskiy up to Saturday.

For the most part, Toronto checkers threw a blanket over Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, while its offensive stars, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, combined for 17 points in the series. In the dots, the Leafs were even better than their league leading regular season mark of 55.1%, while the Lightning was 15th of 16 post-season entries.

LIVE SPORTS & TV WITHOUT CABLE, 100+ channels. Live and on demand. Cloud DVR included. START FREE TRIAL No hidden fees. Cancel anytime. ESPN College Basketball

Can I record games & shows? Yes, every fuboTV account comes with 250 hours of Cloud DVR space at no extra charge. Record and watch from any device. Your recordings never expire.

Does fuboTV have channels like ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS? Yes, fuboTV has ABC*, CBS*, FOX* and NBC* as well as AMC, MTV, VH1, SHOWTIME, HGTV, MSNBC, SYFY, USA, Bravo, Food Network, E!, and Discovery Channel among others. *Regional restrictions apply.

Can I watch soccer leagues live with fuboTV? Yes! fuboTV networks broadcast LaLiga, Premier League, UEFA Champions League, MLS, Ligue 1, Liga MX, Serie A and many other leagues and tournaments.

Free Shipping CBD Relief Authority
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Be the first to get latest updates and exclusive content straight to your email inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
Sign-up for breaking news! Be the first to hear about Hockey News.
Click Me
Share via
Copy link