Leafs win one for Burke
Despite the win, the mood from Leafs players and coach Ron Wilson was understandably far from celebratory after the game.
“It’s been hard,” Wilson said of the 24 hours since learning of Burke’s death. “I’ve known Brendan almost since the day he was born and he was a special kid. It’s just the worst thing that any parent can possibly imagine.
“It’s been so hard, you’re trying to prepare for a game… it’s just horrific. I couldn’t possibly imagine the grief you would feel.”