Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The Leafs pull off a playoff miracle: An explainer for fans as confused as I am

On Monday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs were part of an epic postseason collapse. A desperate team, already trailing the series, held a three-goal lead midway through the third and was cruising to victory when it all fell apart in utterly stunning fashion. Bad breaks, shaky goaltending, and dumb penalties all combined to open the door, and the result was one of the most heartbreaking losses in recent memory.

So far, no surprises. But here’s the twist: The Leafs won.

I know. I am also completely confused.

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