Third round recap and looking ahead to the Finals: Who scored the goal of the season for Toronto?
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By Joseph Zita3 months ago
We’re now down to the final two after we wrapped up the third round of voting yesterday on Twitter.
After going through all 279 goals scored by the Toronto Maple Leafs this past season, I narrowed it down to 30 and then cut it down to 16 of the best I thought deserved a spot in this Maple Leafs goal of the season bracket.
After three rounds and 14 matchups, we’re left with two goals from two different players – Mitch Marner and William Nylander.
Here’s a quick recap of the two matchups from the third round with the winner advancing to the finals and the loser bowing out in the Conference Finals if you want to look at it like a Stanley Cup playoffs bracket.
Winner: Mitch Marner vs EDM, March 11, 2023 (59% of the votes)
Loser: John Tavares vs PHI, November 2, 2022 (41% of the votes)
Winner: William Nylander vs MIN, February 24, 2023 (69% of the votes)
Loser: Mitch Marner vs NYR, January 25, 2023 (31% of the votes)
Biggest blowout: Matchup two, Nylander (vs MIN) February 24, 2023 (69% of the votes) vs Marner (vs NYR) January 25, 2023 (31% of the votes)
Closest matchup: Matchup one, Marner (vs EDM) March 11, 2023 (59% of the votes) vs Tavares (vs PHI) November 2, 2022 (41% of the votes)
Here is a picture of the updated bracket heading into the finals after the two previous matchups in round three.
You will have a chance to vote on the finals tomorrow over on our Twitter account (@TLNdc) with the final matchup being Mitch Marner (vs EDM) on March 11, 2023, vs William Nylander (vs MIN) on February 24, 2023.
Two spectacular goals by two elite wingers on this team. It should be a great final.
The winner, of course, will be given the title of the Maple Leafs goal of the season. Will Mitch Marner be crowned back-to-back champion or will William Nylander defeat the reigning champion?
Vote over on our Twitter tomorrow afternoon!
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