There was a worry of who would set up Auston Matthews with Mitch Marner out of the lineup. Well, the call was coming from inside the house and Michael Bunting has demonstrated he’s got the hands to set up Auston…
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 8, 2021
So the Arizona connection is effect, as the former Coyote sets up Arizona’s favourite hockey son. The fact that Bunting pulled this off shortly after taking a slashing penalty also has to feel pretty darn good.
The question remains about who will be on the right wing on that line, but there shouldn’t be any worry about Bunting and Matthews slowing down anytime soon.