TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs gave indications that they are learning how to win at home while the New Jersey Devils have yet to get their act together on the road.
After losing four of their previous home games, the Maple Leafs (10-5-0) defeated the visiting Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night and their record at Scotiabank Arena stands at 4-5-0.
The Devils (6-6-1), after thumping the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 Monday for their first away win of the season, were trounced 7-3 by the Ottawa Senators om Tuesday and are 1-5-0 on the road.
Despite the win over Vegas, Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock was not totally convinced.
"I thought we started real good the first 10 minutes and then I thought we got fooling around with the puck and they showed us how fast they were," Babcock said. "I thought they really dominated the second period. We were lucky to get out of the second. I didn't mind our third. In the end, when you look at this game, it's kind of like when Pittsburgh left here with the points or Dallas left here with the points. You thought you had done enough to win, and you didn't. Tonight, the shoe is on the other foot and we'll take 'er and maybe we can loosen up at home a little bit and play."
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