Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) makes a stop against the New York Islanders during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Toronto. Alexander Kerfoot recorded a team-high 2 points for the Maple Leafs.
Auston Matthews and Toronto hit the ice against Edmonton.
Zach Hyman added a goalless goal in the third period. "We can still be better, but certainly I think the things he's implemented have really translated well with the skill-set of our team, the type of players we have and his message", Tavares said. "When you got that attitude and that belief, it can go a long way".
The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off of a two-game winning streak, defeating the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets in the process.
"There has been a lot tactically that we've discussed and tried to change offensively", Keefe said.
After a scoreless first period, Hutchinson stepped up in the second, facing 16 shots but keeping NY off the scoreboard. Andersen was examined by Mikko Koivu, who returned to the lineup after twelve missed games with a lower body injury.
Coach Bruce Boudreau things Wild shooters need to keep it simple. "And it gets turned over". Compensated by fans who supported the visitors, Matthews completed a ideal tic-tac-toe passing game with Nylander and Mitchell Marner to make it 3-0 to the power game in the middle of the second period. The key to the Leafs success of late has been the consistency of their offense, who are averaging over five goals per game during their streak. His 27 goals are second in the league; Boston's David Pastrnak has 29. Andersen was screened by Koivu.
Minnesota went 1 for 3 in the power game and is 4 for 37 in their last 14 games.
The Jets are 10-8-2 at home. Matthews tried to stuff the puck in at the near post and although he was unsuccessful, the puck squirted out into the crease for Nylander to bury. The Maple Leafs have played terrifically recently, winning four of their last five games, only losing to the New York Rangers. Mitch Marner had two assists and Matthews added one assist.