EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jack Campbell made 30 saves for his third NHL shutout, Mitch Marner had a aim and an wait on and the NHL-main Toronto Maple Leafs opened a three-sport location in Edmonton with a 4-0 victory over the Oilers on Saturday night.
“It was as soon as superior,” Campbell acknowledged. “It’s what you play for.”
William Nylander, Jason Spezza and Zach Hyman also scored for Toronto (16-4-2), which was as soon as without NHL targets chief Auston Matthews thanks to a wrist damage. John Tavares added two assists to wait on the Maple Leafs beef as much as 16-4-2 and open a six-point lead over the Oilers within the all-Canadian North Division.
Matthews tops the NHL with 18 targets in 20 games. He sat out for a 2d time against the Oilers this season thanks to the wrist reveal.
“Whenever you happen to lose a man bask in that, you’re in actuality taking a aim away out of your lineup,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe acknowledged. “Whenever you happen to glean one much less, you’ve obtained to tag sure you hand over one much less. Whether Auston was as soon as in or out, to beat an Edmonton group that’s rolling the fashion that they are and participating in as confidently as they are, we needed to surely play a sound group sport shift to shift.”
Mike Smith stopped 25 images for Edmonton. The Oilers had gained five straight.
“We factual didn’t have to decide on,” Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl acknowledged. “They factual outbattled us.”
Campbell returned after missing extra than a month with a leg damage. No. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen stays day-to-day with a lower-physique ailment that pressed third-stringer Michael Hutchison into action twice earlier this week.
The groups also will play Monday and Wednesday nights.