The Maple Leafs lost to the Oilers for the first time in the Auston Matthews era last night. The biggest talking point after the game was Sheldon Keefe’s decision to pull Frederik Andersen when the game was very much still in reach and the effect it might have had on a potential comeback.
The teams started off the game with a quick pace with a lot of back-and-forth action, though it was the Oilers who controlled play in the first frame. They fired 33 shot attempts at the Leafs’ net and managed to get 17 of them on the net in the first frame. A few minutes before the end of the first, Oscar Klefbom opened the scoring with a seeing-eye shot from the point that got past a screened Andersen…
Seeing-eye laser from Klef to kick things off. #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/Duw1YlN9xB
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 7, 2020
The Oilers kept their foot on the gas in the second frame, scoring two quick goals to make the score 3-0. First, Darnell Nurse took a pass in the offensive zone from Connor McDavid and roofed it over Andersen, who was screened in front of the net …
Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation