The Toronto Maple Leafs ended New Jersey’s 13-game win streak with a 2-1 victory over the Devils. But what they’ll likely remember most will be the projectiles launched at them by Jersey fans.
NEWARK, N.J. — The Toronto Maple Leafs, who played without their top three defensemen in the lineup for the first time this season, edged out a 2-1 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Wednesday.
Although they ended New Jersey’s 13-game win streak on U.S. Thanksgiving Day evening, the Maple Leafs are most thankful to escape in one piece after a trio of calls erased three New Jersey goals, angering the Prudential Center fans who took out their frustrations by throwing beers, soda and other little onto the ice.
Maple Leafs captain John Tavares didn’t mince words about how he felt about it. Usually reserved in his comments, the man who is already public enemy No. 1 in Long Island after departing the New York Islanders for his hometown Maple Leafs in 2018, proceeded to play the heel to another section of the New York Metropolitan fanbase.