The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to make a deep run in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs after a strong regular season saw them finish second in the Atlantic Division. After five straight years of failing to advance past the first round of the playoffs in each of the past five seasons, Toronto will look to leave a better impression on the fanbase in 2022.

With Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner leading the charge offensively, the Maple Leafs certainly don’t lack a punch in the scoring department. However, getting the job done defensively has proven to be a bit of a challenge for the team this year. Their 253 goals surrendered are tied with the Minnesota Wild for the most among playoff teams this season, and a first-round matchup against the red-hot Lightning will definitely be a challenge.

Still, the offense has carried them all year and will look to continue that trend on the biggest stage. Matthews is still vying for his first career playoff series win, so he’ll enter the postseason with a chip on his shoulder as he is looking to prove he’s truly one of the greats of the game.

With all that in mind, here are three reasons the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the 2022 Stanley Cup.

3 Reasons Maple Leafs Will Win 2022 Stanley Cup

3. Trade Deadline Boost