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NHL draft lottery: Leafs win, fans react

The Toronto Maple Leafs win the first overall draft pick in the NHL draft lottery and fans across the league react.

Good night to be a Leafs fan, haven't heard that in a while

Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan holds up the lucky card that told the world Toronto had won the first overall draft pick. (Instagram/@mapleleafs)

The NHL draft lottery took place Saturday night in Toronto and hockey fans were sitting at the edge of their seats hoping their team would win the first overall draft pick.

Oilers' fans excluded, people hoped the first pick would go anywhere but Edmonton.

And were incredibly relieved to see McDavid's team get the fourth overall pick.

Meanwhile, fans in Vancouver reacted to the announcement of their No. 5 pick like it was 2011. 

The Leafs ended up winning the lottery and earning the first overall draft pick, leaving Toronto fans like:

They literally dropped streamers from the rafters.

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