Oct 12, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT
Depending upon their city, pundits will either say the Toronto Maple Leafs “found a way to win” or the Edmonton Oilers snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Either way, the Leafs prevailed 6-5 in an OT win that spotlighted both teams’ strengths and weaknesses pretty succinctly.
The Oilers coughed up four different leads on Saturday, with the 5-4 burning the most. Joffrey Lupul scored his second goal of the night with about 30 seconds left in the game to send it to OT.
Dave Bolland then scored the game-winner on an incredibly rare overtime 3-on-1. (An especially negative Oilers observer might say “it’s not that surprising.”)
Regardless, the Leafs are either justifying a wild offseason of moves – Bolland was acquired via a trade, just like Bernier, after all – or continuing to ride good luck. Toronto probably isn’t complaining, either way.
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