The Florida Panthers will aim to prey on the epic collapse of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the first two games in Toronto, the Panthers took control, now it is time to shift the series to Florida.
How the Florida Panthers have dictated the series versus the Toronto Maple Leafs?
From what has been seen, it is quite evident that the gameplay along the boards is not going Toronto’s way, as Florida has outmanned them in that category of the ice. Despite being the better physical team and not utilizing their forwards in a more offensive board-fighting manner, the game should be in Toronto’s hands.
It is also evident that the Toronto Maple Leafs costly mistakes are coming off battles off the boards and resulting in turnover goals, which has hurt the Leafs the most in this series, and given the Florida Panthers that dominant edge in the contests played so far.
The most interesting fact, in my opinion, is that the Florida Panthers are playing the games in a keep-it-close manner, which has proven to be a much more effective effort and resulted in the first two wins.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Florida Panthers game will be interesting to watch.
The Panthers are red-hot to say, because of their five-game win streak in the playoffs which has been the best record in this post-season thus far.
The Florida Panthers will look to take a commanding lead in this series and give the team the much-needed appreciation from the league and respect as a fighting team in this post-season. For the Toronto Maple Leafs this will be their ultimate test, because of the given circumstances and need to keep the series balanced towards a game 6 scenario.
The Florida Panthers will be interesting to watch due to the hype surrounding the team at the moment and given that it is dominating this series with the cruise control on and no doubt it will be an interesting contest, to say the least.