Matthew Knies opens up on his thrilling overtime winner in Game Five

Tom Banks
May 1, 2024  (4:58 PM)

Matthew Knies of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Matthew Knies kept the Toronto Maple Leafs season alive on Tuesday night, and now he's opened up on the thrilling OT goal that made it happen.

With the odds stacked against them in game five down in Boston, the Toronto Maple Leafs won a thriller to keep their season alive, with Joseph Woll starring in net as he allowed just one goal on 28 shots. It was another young star that put the game away however, as Matthew Knies took an assist from captain John Tavares to help them pick up the 2-1 victory.
Now, the 21-year old has been asked about the moment, with Knies revealing he blacked out from excitement after netting the winner, while giving credit for his captain who set the play up.
"You black out a bit," Knies said of his thrilling goal. "I was just so excited and so happy. I think what brought me more joy was to see the faces of my teammates and how much they wanted to keep playing and keep moving on."

"That was a pretty incredible play by (Tavares) there to drive the net and make that play happen," Knies continued. "It all started with him, and then it kind of just fell in my stick, and I was fortunate to bury that one."

The Maple Leafs still face a 3-2 deficit as they head home to Toronto for a critical game six, but if Knies can continue his clutch play, it will be a major help as this team finally looks for a deep Stanley Cup run.
Source: Hockey Feed