NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Washington Capitals

Annette Crawford
October 16, 2018

Matthews continued his hot streak to start the year, notching his 10th goal in just six games, becoming the fifth player (Bobby Hull, Mike Bossy, Dino Ciccarelli and Mario Lemieux) to record at least 10 goals in his team's first six games of the season and eclipsing the team record set of nine goals in six games set in 1944-45 by Sweeny Schriner.

"Nice", Matthews said after scoring twice for a league-leading nine goals to help Toronto beat Detroit 5-3 Thursday night. Jake Gardiner added two assists.

Detroit pulled within a goal again when a review determined Dylan Larkin scored with 6:04 left in the game. The deflection goals, however, count just as much. He is the third player in franchise history to score in its first five games. It was Kessel's sixth career hat trick.

Washington: Hosts the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Marcus Johansson, Blake Coleman, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Brian Boyle also scored for the Devils.

Elsewhere on the Saturday NHL odds, the Ottawa Senators look to rebound from a pair of lopsided defeats as they return home to battle the Los Angeles Kings as +125 underdogs.

"It was a pretty evenly matched game", Washington goaltender Braden Holtby said.

The Wings had a good jump to start the third period, but no luck.

Boeser gave the Canucks an 2-1 lead with an unassisted marker on a slap shot off a Tampa Bay giveaway.


The Red Wings are still in search of their first win of the season as they begin a four-game road trip against the Bruins in Boston tomorrow afternoon.

Auston Matthews scores a third-period goal after getting free from Capitals defensemen Dmitry Orlov and Matt Niskanen. What was ultimately frustrating for Washington was that it contained Toronto's superstars for most of the game but still fell short.

Brady Skjei scored 37 seconds into overtime as NY rallied late in regulation and earned a victory over visiting San Jose. The Wings managed to get into the offensive zone maybe three times - and never near the net.

Cam Atkinson scored with 2:46 left in the third period as Columbus earned a win in Sunrise, Fla.

\Atkinson swept the puck past goalie James Reimer, who was flat on his back during the play.

The Panthers, playing their home opener, got one goal and two assists from Evgenii Dadonov plus a goal and an assist from Aleksander Barkov.

Led by their young superstars, the Leafs skilled their way to a 5-3 victory at Little Caesars Arena. Alex Kerfoot also scored, Mikko Rantanen had three assists, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots for Colorado. The defenceman did not score in 81 games last season and had four the previous season as a rookie.

Howard finished with 32 saves as the Leafs scored an empty-net goal with 20 seconds to go.

Alex DeBrincat led Chicago with two goals and an assist. The Nashville Predators haven't scored a single powerplay goal despite 15 opportunities. "I think the third period we just played in their end for the most part".

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