Remember when we were mad at this team?
The Leafs managed to pick up their third win in a row in a dominating 4-0 win against the Vegas Golden Knights, which is admittedly not as impressive with Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, and William Karlsson out of the lineup. The Leafs came flying out of the gate with by far their best start of the season, as they spent most of the first period in Vegas’ zone. They basically wouldn’t let up until the score got more and more out of reach, as goals from Mitch Marner and William Nylander, two from Auston Matthews, and a shutout from Jack Campbell would make this a pretty relaxing game for the team… and the fans.
Third Star: William Nylander
Nylander had a vintage Nylander night alongside Matthews, getting an assist on a nice feed across the width of the ice to Matthews on the power play, and scoring a nice breakaway goal with a sick snipe. Like most of the Leafs tonight, he also dominated possession against the Golden Knights, with 65.71% of the shot attempt share and 84.39% of the expected goals at even strength.
Second Star: Auston Matthews
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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation