This is pretty cool stuff even for those normally jaded by “narratives.” Auston Matthews scored the 1-0 goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight against the team he grew up cheering for in the Arizona Coyotes.
(You may have heard about his upbringing and how it trumpets “non-traditional hockey” about a million times during the height of Matthews as No. 1 pick talk.)
Bonus points to Matthews for scoring a very nice goal, to boot. He now has 14 goals during his impressive rookie season.