That worked out well against the Philadelphia Flyers, even though a poor third period nearly wrecked the game for Toronto.
The Maple Leafs blew two leads after the second intermission but managed to rebound and beat the Flyers 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night.
"It feels good," said Joffrey Lupul, who scored 2:21 into overtime. "We don't want to make a habit of blowing third-period leads. Things are going to happen, other teams are going to make plays, and we stuck with it.
"There was a good feeling on our bench going into overtime. It seemed like everyone had their composure and were calm, and we got the result we needed."
The result was the Maple Leafs' second straight overtime victory but also the fourth game in five since the Olympic break in which they squandered at least one third-period lead.Read More