Sheldon Keefe sounds off on William Nylander's sudden cold streak

Nylander has cooled off after a red-hot start.



Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander was on a major heater to start the season, having registered at least one point in each of his first 17 games of the season before the streak came to an end last week against the Chicago Blackhawks.

It was also a perfect ending for the Swedish native playing in his homeland during the NHL Global Series last month, scoring the tying goal against the Red Wings and then netting the overtime-winning goal against the Wild.

However, he's cooled off a bit of late, having registered only an assist in his last four games. However, facing the top team in the division could bring out the best in Nylander and the rest of the team, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

"There has been a dip for a lot of us, I don't know. When things don't go your way, you start to question things. Is it Sweden? Is it coming off the high? I don't know," said Keefe. "I'm just hopeful we'll get a response today and typically Boston brings out the best in us."

The Leafs take on the Bruins tonight at Scotiabank Arena starting at 7:00 PM EST. When Nylander notches his next point, he'll tie Lanny McDonald for the 15th-most in team history. 

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Source: TSN