It was 4-1….but for a different Toronto hockey team

Well, that game certainly started better for the Toronto Six, who scored their first ever goal just over 8 minutes into the game with a beautiful snipe from Lindsay Eastwood:

LINDSAY EASTWOOD
FIRST GOAL IN FRANCHISE HISTORY pic.twitter.com/s5MJTMAeD1
— Toronto Six (@TheTorontoSix) January 24, 2021

The celebrations from fans online and the team in the rink were as joyful as you might expect, and it just got better from there…
Until it didn’t. Let’s break down today’s 6-5 shootout loss to the Minnesota Whitecaps.
*Check here for a full play by play recap of the game.
The Good (and Great)
There is actually a lot of good to discuss, despite the undesirable outcome. Toronto dominated SOG in every period and in OT, with a final tally of 37-25. They won 58.9% of the faceoffs and were 3/11 on the powerplay. Yes, that’s right — Toronto had eleven powerplays. If we were doing a Whitecaps post game that would certainly be worth dissecting a bit more. For Toronto though, who scored the majority of their goals on the powerplay, there’s both good and not so good to take away from that.
We have heard from head coach Digit Murphy …

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Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation