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Matthews and Tavares lead Maple Leafs with 4-2 lead over Flames

CALGARI, Alberta (AP) – Oston Matthews and John von Tavares each had one goal and one assist.

Morgan Rielly and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who continue to lead the NHL Northern Division 6-3-1 in the last 10. Michael Hutchinson made 32 saves.

“It certainly wasn’t our best, I think we sometimes looked a little slow,” Tavares said. “We defended really well, I thought we played faster in the third, which I think allowed us to control ourselves. There will be nights, you do not have the best, but you have to work, compete, find ways to advance your game. I think we did it. “

The Boers’ goal was scored by Joachim Nordstrոմm և Andrew Mangiapane, who have been 2-8-0 և 5-8-0 in their last 10 games since taking over as head coach of Daryl Sutter. David Ritchie shared 26 shots in the first of the return matches.

“To continue, the team must play at a pace,” said Satter. “You have to be able to execute at that rate, to check at that rate. “It’s difficult for some of our players.”

Toronto has won five of its seven team games this season. Flames hosts Maple Leafs again on Monday.

Calgary is pushed back from Montreal Canadiens, six points behind in the fourth and final playoffs of the division.

Toronto scored twice in the third period. Le am 6: In the 55th minute, the hosts were led 3-2 by Flame, who scored an own goal, which was counted against Tavares.

Ritchie made a preliminary save on William Nelander և Tavares, but the backlash hit Noah Hanifin չ into Calgary. In frustration, Hanifin twisted his stick and broke it through the Calgary Gate.

“There is a reason why (the owners) are where they are,” said Botser captain Mark Ord Ordano. “And it could be said that they came out with the mentality to win the third game. We have to have the same mindset, when the games are equal, or when you are in decline, in any case, you have to have that confidence. ”

9: On the 16th, Matthews made it 4-2, the 25th lead of his championship from close range. Mitk Marner made a pass from the goalpost to his spouse, running the net for insurance purposes.

“Obviously we weren’t good at all for 40 minutes, but we were playing in the game,” said Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe. “The big goal of the second goal there. The way it turned out, we really had to find a way to get better at 20, and if we did, we enjoyed our chance to score points here tonight. I really liked our third one. “

When the Bots could not get out of their own net, Rieli took advantage of the turn to hit Toronto’s first shot 58 seconds after the post fell. The defender skated to the far side of his face and struck Ritchie with a knife on the left shoulder of the Calgary goalkeeper.

12: In the 43rd minute, the “Flames” equalized it to 1. At Nordstrom 1’s goal, when he slapped Mark Ordano, who scored his high goal on Hutchinson.

Mangiapane led Bozer 2-1 with 39 seconds left in the opening period. He pulled Michael Beckland’s pass from his skates and received a quick emergency kick that hit Hutchinson’s blocker.

Galchenyuk scored his first goal with Maple Leafs րեց equalizing the score in the second round. The striker made a goal pass from Tavares.


Calgary is scheduled to host the Vancouver Canox on Thursday and Saturday. But the Canucks on Sunday dealt with 16 players on the NHL epidemic list.


Ord Ordano’s goal assist against Nordstrom was the 500th point of his career. Al MacInnis (822) և Gary Suter (565) – The only Flames defenders to reach that mark.

With 297 points in his career, Riel was one of the all-time Maple Leafs defenders equal to Brian McCabe in all-time points.

Flame striker Sam Bennett has played the 400th game of his NHL career.


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