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Thursday’s FTB: Ilya Mikheyev scores his first goal and assist as a Leaf, Timashov and Sandin also get points

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Last night’s season opener was great once we got past the first period.

Ottawa Senators v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs began the John Tavares captaincy with a win over the Ottawa Senators last night. As great as that feeling is, it also featured two Leafs rookies getting their first points in the NHL.

First, Dmytro Timashov got an assist on Frederik Gauthier’s goal:

Then Ilya Mikheyev and Rasmus sandin got their first points as they assisted Trevor Moore; I guess they’ll have to cut that puck in half.

Finally, as the Leafs were up 4-2 Tyson Barrie set up Mikheyev for his first ever NHL goal:

And Auston Matthews had two goals as well, but he always does that.

Your full recap can be read here.

Of course, not all the news from yesterday was good.

Here’s what you may have missed yesterday:

My captain count is correct. The Maple Leafs declaration of Tavares as the 25th captain is not.

Lilypad didn’t even make it through one game before being sent down.

Our usual season predictions.

Also, another great Women’s Hockey Wednesday came out.

And then there’s all that other NHL season opening news.

The answer will not surprise you.

This stuff is my jam.

Come on New York, all the cool teams are doing it.

Centre of Leafs Nation tries to predict the future.

This is a little old, but it’s still worth a read.

Also there were non-Maple Leafs games last night but whatever.

Enjoy the day!