The Toronto Maple Leafs made easy work of the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night with a 6-0 victory. The Maple Leafs scored a season high six goals while also recording a season high 54 shots in the win.

The Keefe Train Keeps On Rolling

The Maple Leafs look like a team re-born from what we saw less than two weeks ago in Pittsburgh. By playing a more possessive style of hockey, Keefe has created a new feeling of confidence with the team. The Maple Leafs have been able to find their scoring touch once again as they have outscored their opponents 14-4 in the past three games.

Defence Leading The Way  

Facing only 25 shots throughout the game, Frederik Andersen posted his first shutout of the season. The Maple Leafs were able to shut down the Red Wings, especially in the second period where they held the Red Wings to only five shots.

The defensemen also had a great night on offence as well. Travis Dermott opened the scoring, Tyson Barrie continued his hot streak with another goal and an assist and Morgan Rielly added two assists in the second period.

The Maple Leafs defence has looked more active under Keefe. They aren’t afraid to push up the ice and build the attack from the back. This is something that was no where to be seen in the dump and chase days from the past.

Offence From All Angles 

The Maple Leafs had eleven players on the score sheet, six having multi-point nights. Andreas Johnsson finished the game as the first star, as he lead the way with two goals and an assist. Nylander, Tavares and Mikheyev also finished the game with two points. Spezza once again chipped in with an assist on the power play keeping his strong run going.

The Maple Leafs will have a rest day tomorrow and then they will get set to finish off this long road trip in Buffalo on Friday afternoon, which will be the first game of a home and home against the Sabres.