Yesterday, the Winnipeg Jets canceled their practice because of a potential exposure to COVID-19. According to Chris Johnston, the Jets’ Tucker Poolman was added to the NHL’s COVID protocol list, which probably explains what’s going on here.
Curtis McElhinney (TB) and Tucker Poolman (WPG) have been added to the NHL's COVID Protocol list today.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 16, 2021
As of this morning, we don’t know whether the Jets will go on to play the Maple Leafs on Monday as scheduled.
The Maple Leafs also beat the Senators last night, 3-2. Nick Robertson was playing in his first regular season NHL game, but after a nasty hit along the boards, he didn’t return to the ice after first intermission.
Nick Robertson is done for the night after this collision pic.twitter.com/LOnVJGLgeE— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 17, 2021
In cheerier firsts, Joe Thornton got his first goal as a Leaf!
JUMBO JOE THORNTON! TIE GAME! pic.twitter.com/Gt0IT8Y9jJ— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 17, 2021
Auston Matthews also scored his first of the season, an absolute rocket off a nice pass from Mitch Marner:
AUSTON MATTHEWS! pic.twitter.com/T0HtdO71Ha— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 17, 2021
Meanwhile, Tim Stützle scored his first NHL goal, in what would be the coolest goal of most guys’ careers. I know he’s the enemy and all, but this was pretty damn nifty:
First @NHL goal for Tim Stützle! #NHLFaceOff pic.twitter.com/fxsqwYlPrM— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 17, 2021
We won. I’m capable of being gracious this morning.
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