Why did that go in? Looking at 11 goals from last night
Looking at the goals from Toronto-Detroit and Dallas-St. Louis
Greetings and happy Tuesday. It’s been about a week since we did a “Why did that go in?” story, so after making coffee I rolled back the tape to re-watch and break down why and how each puck went in during the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings and the Dallas Stars 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues.
Detroit 1, Toronto 0 (4:45 first period)
This goal could have been scored three different times before it finally crossed the goal line.
Matt Murray made an initial save, lost the rebound, and Dominik Kubalik, Dylan Larkin, and Moritz Seider all took whacks at it while Toronto attempted to clear the crease.
Eventually Seider poked it over the line, potentially with some help from Maple Leafs' defenseman Victor Mete.
On the initial rush Mac Hollowell actually played the 2-on-1 rush well, he kept an ideal gap, and forced Kubalik to shoot while taking away the pass option.
Murray just couldn't hold the initial shot. That's on the goalie in this spot.
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