The Toronto Maple Leafs are undefeated so far, but so are the New Jersey Devils.
It makes Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock wary of the clubs’ meeting Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre, referring to it as a possible “trap game.”
The Maple Leafs are 3-0-0 after coming back to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime on Monday night, with Auston Matthews notching the winner.
The Devils are 2-0-0 after their 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday afternoon.
“(Wednesday) can be a trap game because you (might) think New Jersey hasn’t been as good,” Babcock said after practice Tuesday. “I don’t know if you’ve been watching, but they’re flying. The forwards create speed, they are playing a tight game, they are doing a good job in the neutral zone and the D zone. It’s one of those games where you’ve got to be prepared.
“They think they’re good. They had a great exhibition (season).”
After Peacock struck out Boston’s No. 3 and 4 hitters, Andrew Benintendi and Betts, Moreland doubled and scored on Ramirez’s line drive over left fielder Marwin Gonzalez’s outstretched glove. Francisco Liriano gave up Devers’ two-run homer to right that gave Boston a 4-3 Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men lead — its first in 44 postseason innings dating to Game 1 of the 2016 ALDS.
Peacock allowed three runs and six hits in 2 2/3 innings. Liriano got Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys just one out while allowing one run and two hits for the Astros, who have never swept a postseason series.