Toronto Maple Leafs: 3 observations from 6-3 win over Detroit

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 18: Morgan Rielly
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 18: Morgan Rielly /
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Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 18: Morgan Rielly /

2) Leafs red-hot offence

You know when Zach Hyman is scoring that this offensive unit is going to be a handful all season. The winger scored the Leafs’ second goal of the game and his third of the season, when a Morgan Rielly shot deflected off him and in.

All the usual suspects were in on the Leafs’ offensive explosion in the first period. Kadri opened the scoring with a short side snipe on Jimmy Howard. Kadri hasn’t been one to show off his shot often, but he’s had a couple of beauties so far this season:

What more can be said about Auston Matthews? Another great offensive showing from the star centre. Another great shot from the left face-off circle where he changed the angle of the shot, before releasing it through the defender’s legs. The fact he’s mastered that ability at such a young age is amazing.

Rielly added the fifth goal and William Nylander scored the empty-netter to seal it. In total, seven Toronto Maple Leafs forwards got onto the scoresheet and four defenders also had points.

It was a great night for the Leafs offensively, as they scored six goals in the second half of a back-to-back. Not too shabby for a tired unit.