Ryan Reaves of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrating a goal in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Positive signs show Reaves is ready to have an impact in the playoffs

Published April 19, 2024 at 2:23 PM

Many positive signs indicate that the Toronto Maple Leafs' enforcer Ryan Reaves is ready to have an impact in the playoffs.

The Leafs are set to face the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it promises to be an exciting series for fans. One of the biggest rivalries in hockey will meet in playoffs and we can expect a physically intense few games.

Fortunately for the Leafs, they have all it takes to play that kind of game: Tyler Bertuzzi, Max Domi, Joel Edmundson, and, of course, Ryan Reaves.

Reaves has been playing very well lately. After a tought first half of the season, he seems to finally found his confidence.

In April, he dropped the gloves twice, against Tanner Jeannot of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Michael Pezzetta of the Montreal Canadiens.

In each of those fights, he got the upper hand, and looked absolutely fired up.

Check out the full fights here:

In addition, Reaves scored a goal in the last game of the season, against the Lightning, earlier this week:

It's safe to say that despite his struggles this season, he deserves a spot on the lineup for the first game against the Bruins.

Source: Hockey Patrol - Reaves a lock to play game one against the Boston Bruins
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Positive signs show Reaves is ready to have an impact in the playoffs

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