The Toronto Maple Leafs lost 2-1 against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night and have lost 3 straight games for the first time since January 12th. The Leafs’ last 3 games were against the 3 worst teams in the Western Conference but they were unable to capitalize on their golden opportunity to pull away in the standings. Their offence has completely dried up as of late as they have scored just 3 goals in their last 3 games and have been outscored 8-3 in their last 3 games.

Marner Losing Momentum

Leafs’ superstar Mitch Marner started off the season red hot, picking up 57 points in his first 44 games of the season. Since then, the 22-year-old winger has scored just 8 points in his last 14 games. Marner also had 16 multi-point games in his first 44 games of the season but has not had a multi-point game in his last 14 contests. Marner has looked noticeably off for the past month or so, and as the Leafs continue to fight for a playoff spot, he really needs to find his game in a hurry.

Campbell Playing “Souperb”

Although the team hasn’t exactly showed up for him on a consistent basis, newly acquired goaltender Jack Campbell has played stellar since his trade to the Leafs. Campbell was saddled with the loss against the Ducks on Friday night despite turning aside 26 of the 28 shots he faced. Since coming over from the Kings, Campbell owns a 3-2-1 record with a respectable 2.63 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. Although it’s a small sample size, Campbell actually has better statistical numbers on Toronto this season than starting Leafs’ goaltender Frederik Andersen.

Willy Hits Thirty

Leafs’ winger William Nylander scored the lone goal for Toronto late in the 3rd period for his 30th goal of the season. This is Nylander’s first 30-goal season of his career. The 23-year-old Swede becomes the 2nd Leafs’ player to hit the 30-goal plateau this season and the 16th player in the NHL to score 30 this season. Nylander is on pace to finish the season with a career-high 36 goals and a career-high 69 points.

The Leafs have a tough matchup ahead of them as they will take on the 2019 Presidents’ Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. The Leafs are 1-1-0 against the Lightning this season but have surrendered 10 goals in their 2 games against Tampa. To the Leafs’ benefit, Tampa will be without their Captain Steven Stamkos who has scored over 40 goals in 5 different NHL seasons.