The Toronto Maple Leafs began their shortened 2013 season almost like they did last year.
Last year, goaltender James Reimer led the Leafs to a 2-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on home ice. This time around, Ben Scrivens took the nets and led the Leafs to a 2-1 win over the Canadiens, losing the shutout on a cheap chip-in goal by Brian Gionta. That was Gionta's first goal in well over 13 months.
Looking at the Leafs' new defensive system and how they are keeping play to the outside, the Leafs will likely be playing in a lot of 3-2, 2-1, low-scoring type of hockey games. Apparently the only way they may give up more than three goals is if they run into penalty trouble.
Regardless, with Game 1 of 48 in the bag, and a 1-0-0-0 record, here's a look at what to expect the rest of the season out of the top stars on the squad.