As the Leafs took the miserable misers in Ottawa for a 6-5 win, it was an Auston Matthews hat trick, or “Mattrick”, that helped the Leafs to be victorious tonight. But as always, it was not just the Leafs’ top scorer that put them over the top in this game.
3rd Star: Zach Hyman
Man, Hyman was a machine tonight. He honestly reminded me of Nylander in his puck control, but with the typical Hyman tenacity to boot. He had the assist on Mikheyev’s insurance goal, and the empty net goal to seal the game. But those points aren’t even what earned him the star; he created so many scoring chances and was an important part of maintaining momentum through this game, it would have been impossible not to reward him for his performance tonight even if the points didn’t come.
2nd Star: Mitch Marner
With primary assists on two of the three goals by Big Papi, and a goal of his own to tie the game back up at three goals apiece, Marner earned every speck of this 2nd star. His vision was on fire and was
1st Star: Auston Matthews
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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation