And normally I would do that with last night's National Hockey League opener featuring the Leafs in Ottawa.
It was an incredible night from each of the league's two best young stars.
Auston Matthews isn't going to score four goals every game, and he's not going to face Craig Anderson every night. "It speaks volumes for where USA hockey has come!" Some sloppy defensive zone play resulted in a Couture tripping minor, and Tyler Toffoli capitalized with perfectly placed wrist shot just 1:22 into the game.
Auston Matthews is on pace for 328 goals this season. The second goal, especially, is one that people will talk about for a long time. "As the periods kept going by, you're kind of thinking to yourself you can't really believe this is going on. A good learning point for me and the team". Marian Gaborik of the Los Angeles Kings (@MGaborik12) quipped: "Since the start of this game I didn't even have a chance to drink 4 beers and he's got 4 goals".
In that way, the first Leafs game of the year was a flawless reminder of the situation now and what's to come.
It's also worth pointing out that he scored all four at even-strength.
The magical four-goal night by the Leafs rookie, smashed all expectations and turned the hockey world on its head with reaction on social media and beyond.
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This all comes from a big mix of organizational incompetence as well as the unique pressure that comes from playing in Toronto, a city with 2.6 million people, many of whom are hockey insane and rooting for a team that hasn't hoisted a Stanley Cup since 1967.
The other lines were also solid, including a newly constructed fourth line of Tommy Wingels, Melker Karlsson and Matt Nieto.
- The Leafs deserved a better fate, as they controlled over 60% of the play, but their goaltending was awful.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who was just named Canada's World Cup MVP and unanimously topped TSN's Top 50 Players poll to start the season, is out with a concussion.
Coach Babcock told him to just play his game, and he did, plus more than that.
"That last play was 100 percent my fault", Matthews said.
The magic on display Wednesday at Canadian Tire Centre reminded everyone that the team that hasn't won a Stanley Cup since 1967 can actually see light at the end of the tunnel. He will never play in junior again, so that's cool.
Before the game, the 19-year-old said he was well aware of the expectations that come with being the top pick as well as the increased pressure of playing in hockey-mad Toronto. I thought (Willie) Nylander was great, I thought (Zach) Hyman was great, I thought (Connor) Brown was great, thought (Connor) Carrick was great, thought (defenceman Nikita) Zaitsev was great.
It's risky to read too much into Game 1 of an 82-game marathon, but the Blackhawks might want to look at a few things during film sessions. The Leafs might have lost, but they have a bonafide star on their roster, and a talent who can help return Mike Babcock's team to the playoffs.
- I also watched a lot of the Hawks and Blues game, and the Hawks looked bad.