toronto– Auston Matthews Scoring two goals, the Toronto Maple Leafs ended the Boston Bruins’ seven-game winning streak, 2-1 at the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.
“I think I was really pleased with the effort throughout the 60 minutes,” Matthews said. “I thought I would play a really good team on the other end, they would get their chances and the swings of momentum, but I thought we did a really good job sticking with it, trusting each other, not panicking there and obviously special and the teams were great. Our PK came out in a big way. And the [Erik] Calgren played there in the third half really well. I think an overall good effort from all the players over the age of 20.
“They were probably the hottest on the next team tonight in the NHL. We just wanted to make sure we were up and ready for this challenge, and I thought we did a really good job.”
Mitchell Marner two passes, and Ilya Samsonov He made 13 saves for the Maple Leafs (6-4-2) before leaving at the end of the second half with a knee injury.
Calgren, who made seven saves in the third game, said he overheard a conversation between Samsonov and the coaching staff during the second half and started mentally preparing to enter the match.
“I felt so good, my comings are obviously not perfect after two stints,” Calgren said. “I was sitting a long time so I was a little stiff and cold, but I got some shots in the beginning and kind of took it. Definitely easier to get some time off. [knowing I’m coming in] I try to feel as warm as possible.”
Brad Marchand He scored from the penalty spot to score 800 points in the National Hockey League, and Linus Olmark He made 26 saves for the Bruins (10-2-0), whose last defeat came on Oct. 18, and 7-5 at the Ottawa Senators.
“I think the Toronto team checked us better than we did tonight,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. It was an escape, and we weren’t very clean, and then just our spontaneous decisions through the neutral zone to make sure we were able to create a pre-screening, which we weren’t able to.”
Matthews put Toronto 2-1 at 14:07 of the second half with a powerful goal. William Nylander Carry the ball into the area and spin around the net before finding Matthews at the top of the goal fold to gain access.
“It was a really cool play,” Matthews said. “He kind of went for a walk in there and just tried to open up. He’s got all the skills in the world to make plays and sees the ice really well. I just tried to open up there and put it on a tee for me.”
The Maple Leafs led 1-0 at 7:19 in the first period. Michael Banting He kicked the ball to Matthews behind the net and Matthews hit a backhand kick past Olmark’s blocker on the side of the net.
Matthews has scored in three consecutive games and has five goals in his past five games.
“I don’t think we’ve played with the puck as much as we’d like to, especially in the offensive zone,” Bruins striker David Krigsey He said. “I think we couldn’t erode it by the third period.”
“We have to realize every time we play a game now that the teams will be ready for us, so it was a good test for us. We have to learn from him and make sure we are ready like the other team now.”
Marchand tied 1-1 at 4:59 of the second half in the powerhouse match. stumbled TJ Brody On a breakup and received a penalty, he hit Samsonov with a backhand kick behind his outstretched glove.
“We just found another level tonight,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “We cranked the disc better, and we skated hard in both directions. We knew Boston was going to demand our best if we were going to compete with them, and I found that our guys not only met that, but I thought we set the pace from the game early on rather than just feeling our way through it.” Those first 10 or 12 minutes were definitely the fastest and I think we’ve been the best all season, and that provided the basis for the win.”
Notes: Keefe had no further update on Samsonov, but said he won’t be available at the Carolina Hurricane on Sunday. … Krejci got two shots at 17:03 after missing three matches due to an upper body injury. … Marchand tied Mario Lemieux with his sixth penalty kick and is one behind Pavel Bure for more than one NHL record. … Marchand has 355 goals and 445 assists in 878 games in 14 NHL seasons, all with Boston. He is the eighth Bruins player with 800 points. Ray Burke is first with a score of 1,506. …Marner has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in a five-point streak. … toronto defender Timothy Lillegren He played 15:50 on his first appearance of the season after undergoing surgery for an off-season sports hernia. … Maple Leafs forward Wayne Simmonds Two shots at 6:35 after being called up from Toronto in the American Hockey League on Friday. … Maple Leafs forward Dennis Malgin He played his 200th National Hockey League game, as the Maple Leafs defensive man Rasmus Sanden He played his 100th game in the National Hockey League.