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Round one recap: Who scored the goal of the year for Toronto?

I made a bracket a little over a week ago, including 16 of the best goals scored from this past Toronto Maple Leafs season, and in the bracket, there were eight matchups in the first round. On our Twitter page (@TLNdc) we posted a poll every afternoon with one matchup from round one where you had the chance to vote on the goal you thought was the best.

Now that round one is officially done, we have our results from that round, including who advanced, who got eliminated, what the total votes were, and of course, what the matchups are in round two. As seen below, you will see all eight first-round matchups and what the total votes were after the voting closed.

 

Matchup one:

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Winner: Mitch Marner vs VGK (Nov. 2, 2021) – 96% of votes

Loser: Ondrej Kase vs SJ (Oct. 22, 2021) – 4% of votes

 

Matchup two:

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Winner: Auston Matthews vs COL (Dec. 1, 2021) – 76% of votes

Loser: William Nylander vs SJ (Nov. 26, 2021) – 24% of votes

 

Matchup three:

Winner: Morgan Rielly vs PIT (Feb. 17, 2022) – 86% of votes

Loser: Alex Kerfoot vs BOS (Mar. 29, 2022) – 14% of votes

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Matchup four:

Winner: Pierre Engvall vs NYI (Jan. 22, 2022) – 65% of votes

Loser: Morgan Rielly vs BUF (Nov. 13, 2021) – 35% of votes

 

Matchup five:

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Winner: Auston Matthews vs SEA (Mar. 8, 2022) – 61% of votes

Loser: William Nylander vs VGK (Jan. 11, 2022) – 39% of votes

 

Matchup six:

Winner: Mitch Marner vs NYI (Nov. 21, 2021) – 85% of votes

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Loser: Ondrej Kase vs BUF (Nov. 13, 2021) – 15% of votes

 

Matchup seven:

Mitch Marner vs FLA (Apr. 5, 2022) – 87% of votes

David Kampf vs PIT (Feb. 17, 2022) – 13% of votes

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Matchup eight:

Ilya Mikheyev vs FLA (Mar. 27, 2022) – 17% of votes

Auston Matthews vs DAL (Apr. 7, 2022) – 83% of votes

 

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Who advanced: Mitch Marner vs VGK, Auston Matthews vs COL, Morgan Rielly vs PIT, Pierre Engvall vs NYI, Auston Matthews vs SEA, Mitch Marner vs NYI, Mitch Marner vs FLA, and Auston Matthews vs DAL

Who got eliminated: Ondrej Kase vs SJ, William Nylander vs SJ, Alex Kerfoot vs BOS, Morgan Rielly vs BUF, William Nylander vs VGK, Ondrej Kase vs BUF, David Kampf vs PIT, and Ilya Mikheyev vs FLA

Below is the updated bracket with all the second-round matchups that will be taking place starting today.