The Maple Leafs recognize that they are in no place to grade the quality of their victories these days.

One lonely regulation goal from a fourth-liner, who saw two shifts the remainder of the game? Fine.

A shootout win helped by a lengthy video review on what was eventually ruled (correctly) a James van Riemsdyk goal? They’ll take it.

And yet another game this season in which the goaltender was their steadiest player on the ice? Still adds up to two points.

A blown lead late in the third period against a pesky Phoenix Coyotes team could have spelled disaster on Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre, especially given the fragile mental state of the Leafs in recent days.

Instead, they dug in and scraped out a 2-1 shootout win to get two of the more important points among the 39 they have collected through 37 games this season.