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Who saw this coming?
It didn’t take very long for us all to be reminded that hockey can be extremely weird. The Leafs-Senators game is the seemingly the most lopsided game on the opening night slate, as Toronto is considered to be one of the league’s most dangerous teams, while the Senators….well, they’re also a team.
It’d be totally fair to expect the Leafs to come out of the gate and just knock the Sens around pretty good, but it was Ottawa who kicked off their season by delivering a punch in the mouth. Brady Tkachuk scored the first goal of the 2019-2020 season when he got on the board just 25 seconds into the first period in Toronto.
The Senators also managed to kill off three Toronto power plays in the opening 20 minutes, helping them take a 1-0 lead into first intermission.