Matthew Knies makes stunning admission about OT winner

Knies played the role of hero for the Leafs last night.

Michael W.

The Toronto Maple Leafs weren't ready to call it quits for the season, and in large part, they have young forward Matthew Knies to thank for it. 

It was Knies who banged home a rebound of captain John Tavares net front attempt past goaltender Jeremy Swayman, giving the Leafs a 2-1 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden and guaranteeing that they'll live to fight at least for one more night for tomorrow's Game 6 back on home ice in Toronto.

And for Knies, the excitement was almost overwhelming.

"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 Leafs were able to stave off elimination for one night, but they still have no choice but to win two straight games against the Bruins if they want to avoid a yet another Round 1 loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Game 6 will be tomorrow night at Scotiabank Arena staring at 7:00 PM EST. Can the Leafs pull off a second straight win, or will the Bruins advance? 

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Source: Sportskeeda