Perfect trip for the Maple Leafs

Perfect trip for the Maple Leafs


The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a perfect trip, posting four wins in as many games, including Monday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings in Detroit. 

At the same time, the visitors put an end to the series of four wins of their opponents of the day.

Mitch Marner, he extended another kind of sequence. By hitting the target in the 52nd second of the second period, he not only gave his team a 3-1 lead, but he blackened the score sheet in a 17th consecutive duel. It is therefore only one game away from equaling the franchise record, currently shared by Darryl Sittler and Eddie Olczyk. He will have the chance to do so on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena against the San Jose Sharks.

It was not Marner, however, who was the most productive offensively, but Auston Matthews and Rasmus Sandin, with one goal and one assist each.

Matthews got the ball rolling for the visitors, tying it 1-1 in the first period, and setting the table for Sandin in the second period.

William Nylander, 51 seconds after Matthews scored , got the other net for his team, on the power play.

Gotkeeper Matt Murray also played a major role in the victory for his team, blocking 41 of the 43 pucks aimed at him.

A new streak for the Devils

The New Jersey Devils recently saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end, but they seem determined to start another one after they claimed their third straight win by defeating the New York Rangers 5-3 at Madison Square Garden. .

Trailing 2-0 after just 181 seconds, the visitors opened up the offensive machine. Even before retreating to the locker room, Tomas Tatar and Yegor Sharangovich allowed them to create equality. Then, Jack Hughes and Miles Wood ended an unanswered four-goal streak before halfway through the second period.

A goal from Vincent Trocheck, on the power play in the third period, was not enough for crowd favorites, who saw Sharangovich complete his double in an empty net.

Stamkos bring rain or shine

In Buffalo , the Sabers were unable to contain Steven Stamkos and he took the opportunity to add four points to his record in a 6-5 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Stamkos is also the one who put an end to the debate, beating goalkeeper Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with a precise shot during the extra period.

The Lightning captain also hit the target in the third period, closing the gap to a single goal, in addition to setting up Corey Perry's success.

Brayden Point also had a strong game, with two power play goals, ta ndis that Nikita Kucherov e Mikhail Sergachev amassed three points each.