Morgan Rielly will make his NHL debut tonight during the Leafs' home opener against the Ottawa Senators. Puck drops at 7 PM! The Leafs have recalled Spencer Abbott, another rookie hoping to make his NHL debut, so it'll be interesting to see if he draws into the lineup as well. It'll also be interesting to see who gets tonight's start in net, given that both Reimer and Bernier have played really well in their season openers. Hockey!
But for now: Links!
An Empirical Explanation of Zonestart Effects, Colton Orr is Awful and Greg Cronin Makes No Sense | mc79hockey.com
Dellow talks about Orr, but there's another Leaf whose Corsi production on the year might've been affected by heavy d-zone starts.
OZ Wins and the Corsi% Thereafter | mc79hockey.com
And a brief followup piece, to show that the effect isn't impacted by player ability.
Save of the year candidate: Goalie Christian Engstrand’s barrel-roll stick stop (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than good, I suppose.