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The Aftermath: Game 41, Leafs 0 Lightning 2 • The Faceoff Circle
After a several-week hiatus, The Aftermath is back! I have shown up to write this thing! I’m not super sure if too many Leafs showed up to play yesterday’s game, though. While it wasn’t a horrific effort against the league’s front-runners, Toronto still skated away without a goal in an unfortunate loss at the Air Canada Centre on a night that you would’ve hoped to be at least a little more inspiring. Highlights Spreads 5v5 Possession: % of shots taken towards the net (Corsi, CF%) taken while the player is on the ice. Game Score: A single-game performance metric created by Dom Luszczyszyn. Read about the methodology behind it here. For Johnny Last night’s game opened with a ceremony for the late Johnny Bower and I feel that the team did a really good job with it. Rather than speak too much about it, I’ve embedded it above and encourage you to watch it, as well as his celebration-of-life ceremony this afternoon. Defend the Tendy Roman Polak vs Everybody pic.twitter.com/X7MhQwRJLf — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) January 3, 2018 I’m not usually one to defend Roman Polak, and there are a lot of things you can say about most of his game yesterday (in short: ...