Anyone who watched Saturday’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks saw the Leafs get widely out shot and out played all night long. Vancouver had the first 11 shots in the game and Toronto didn’t get their first shot until over eight minutes in.
But what made Saturday different was that Vancouver scored on their many shots. Including the Vancouver game, Toronto has been out shot in 13 of their first 15 games. But they have a 10-5 record and are tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings for first in the Atlantic Division with 20 points.
With the help of some detailed calculations from our stats guru, Prashanth Iyer, I am going to examine this strange start to the Leafs season and then predict if it can last.
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