After a 6-4 loss to the Sabres on Friday night, the Leafs rebounded nicely winning 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night thanks to John Tavares’ game-winning goal. This was the first time the Leafs have won the second game of a back-to-back this season. Despite scoring just two goals all game, the Leafs took 43 shots on net which was their third highest total of the season.

Kapanen Continues To Improve

With a primary assist on John Tavares’ game-winning goal in overtime, Kasperi Kapanen has now extended his point streak to four games. After scoring just 12 points in his first 24 games of the season, Kapanen has picked up five points in his last four games. The 23-year-old winger is on pace for a career-high 23 goals and a career-high 50 points this season.

Captain Leading By Example

John Tavares was the only player to have a multi-point game against the Sabres as he picked up a goal and an assist on Saturday night. It was his 10th goal of the season and also his 10th assist of the season. He is the third Leafs’ player to reach double digits in goals and the seventh Leafs’ player to reach double digits in assists. Tavares is red hot as he now has a three game multi-point streak.

Freddy In The Zone

Ever since Sheldon Keefe has taken over the coaching duties for the Leafs, goaltender Frederik Andersen has been playing unbelievably stellar. Andersen stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced on Saturday night including a highlight reel glove save on Sabres’ winger Conor Sheary. Under Keefe, Andersen owns a perfect 4-0-0 record with a sparking .959 save percentage. Andersen has allowed one goal or less in three or his last four games.

The Leafs’ next game is on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Both meetings this season between the Flyers and the Leafs have been decided in a shootout where the Leafs won the first game and the Flyers won the second game. The Leafs will look to snap the Flyers’ four game-winning streak.