Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Ryan Reaves trolling Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk
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Matthew Tkachuk gets trolled by Ryan Reaves

Published April 2, 2024 at 11:16

The Toronto Maple Leafs secured a crucial victory in a potential playoff preview against the Florida Panthers tonight. Head coach Sheldon Keefe's decision to include Reaves in the lineup proved to be a wise one, as he made a significant impact physically and seemed to unsettle Panthers star Matthew Tkachuk.

Tonight's matchup between the Maple Leafs and the Panthers saw Ryan Reaves teasing Matthew Tkachuk after a scuffle, adding fuel to the competitive fire between the teams.

Reavo giving the «I'm SO scared» to Tkachuk

The game itself was thrilling, with the Maple Leafs leading 5-1 going into the third period before the Panthers staged a strong comeback. However, Reaves and the Maple Leafs held on for the win. Reaves reflected on the significance of the victory, emphasizing the team's growing unity as they approach the playoffs.

Although the Panthers managed to narrow the gap with three consecutive goals, the Leafs ultimately emerged victorious with a 6-4 win.

After the game, Reaves was in good spirits during an interview with Sportsnet's Shawn McKenzie. He jokingly suggested conducting interviews shirtless to "start catching the NFL and NBA."

«If we want to start catching the NFL and NBA we're going to have to start marketing this body a little bit, alright?»

Reavo wants tarps off for interviews 😂

The win brought the Maple Leafs within 4 points of the Panthers, placing them second in the Atlantic Division with 8 games remaining.

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