LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena, 4 to 2.
Today the Toronto coach has been fired.
"Toronto Maple Leafs President, Brendan Shanahan, announced today that Mike Babcock has been relieved of his coaching duties and Sheldon Keefe has been named the team's new head coach," the Maple Leafs posted on twitter.
The game included an incredible save by Vegas' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, that many on social media are calling the reason for the termination.
If Marc-Andre Fleury doesn’t make this save, Mike Babcock probably has a job right now. pic.twitter.com/SVBQENVqwV— Isles Road Warrior - Andrew Ladd 30 in 20 (@IslesRW) November 20, 2019
who would've thought that marc-andre fleury would end mike babcock's career twice pic.twitter.com/z4d06THPDV— evan sc🍩tt huber (@evanscotthuber) November 20, 2019
Marc Andre Fleury once stole a cup from Babcock with a crazy desperation save— AM (@AM_Buds) November 20, 2019
Yesterday he cost Babcock his job with another desperation save