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If you wanted good news right off the bat, you've got it.
The Leafs have out shot their opponents in each and every game.
In a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, it was 30-26. In the 4-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Leafs still managed a 27-22 shooting advantage. Then the rubber match, a 4-2 win, saw the Leafs out shoot the Flyers once again, 25-23.
Not only did the Leafs out shoot their opponents, but they held each and every one under 30 total shots.
If that trend continues, it bodes well for a successful season, as the Leafs were consistently out shot and out-chanced last year while giving up far too many opportunities on goal.
Increasing the number of games that Toronto out shot the opposition surely will increase their chances of winning more games this year.
Plus, it’s nice to know that the Leafs could post a 2-1 record while scoring eight goals and giving up eight.