The last few days have been about what’s wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I guess it’s easy to understand why.
However, there’s been a lot less discussion, at least on the national level, about what’s gone so right for the Florida Panthers. Part of the reason is that it’s both easy and difficult to pin it down.
One of the easy parts is: Sergei Bobrovski goalied the Maple Leafs in a way he hadn’t to the Bruins.
It was easy to buy into the Alex Lyon hype early in the first round. He had dragged that team into the playoffs by a slim margin. But once it became obvious things simply weren’t going to work for him after he lost Games 1 and 3, and gave up three goals in a Game-2 win, coach Paul Maurice made the decision to switch to Bobrovsky, who allowed 17 goals in five appearances (not grea