As soon as I saw Matthews and the kids lining up for the OT I knew it was going to be over on the first shift. Once Turris won the faceoff I knew we'd get the extra point. That was a pretty play, 100% a set-play. You could tell when Karlsson didn't like their set-up and brought the puck back outside. It was almost unfair of Babcock of putting Matthews out like that, but with a 4-goal debut, how could he not?
The goals, to answer some questions. Bobby Ryan's was a tap in off a Karlsson rebound. Andersen flubbed it with his glove and it landed to his right, Ryan just pushed it across the goal line.
Karlsson's goal was a weird one. It was a rising shot that ricocheted off JVR's stick fairly far out, then shot down and bounced off the ice and became a rising shot again, beating Andersen top corner. Frankly, because the deflection was so far out and the actual shot went in pretty much where it was initially aimed, I'm kinda thinking a good goalie could have stopped that.
Matthews' first goal was a scramble in front. Anderson was down and out and he pounced on a loose puck. Why he was left unchecked? Don't remember who was on the ice.
His second one was Karlsson's fault. He had the puck at the boards but was too loosey-goosey with it and Auston lifted his stick, took away the puck and then Anderson didn't stick to the post. Pretty goal, I'm sure you've seen replays if you have a TV.
His third one, I thought there should have been a penalty when Ryan got dumped in the Leafs zone, but then Ryan was way too slow getting back and Matthews was so open. I don't blame that goal on Ryan getting dumped because there was still plenty of time for him to get back. Bad play on his part.
His fourth goal was a very pretty last-second 2-on-1. Someone screwed up and Wideman was left all alone. Puck was deep in the Leafs zone with 10 seconds. Should never happen.