MONTREAL (AP) — Auston Matthews scored twice to lengthen his NHL-main targets full to 18 and added two assists in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday evening.
“The recipe for our success has been us competing and dealing hard,” Matthews talked about. “We’ve been centered on that, it’s been working. We’re successful games correct now, which is the largest roar. As long as we’re successful, I’m gratified, we’re all gratified. We accurate are looking to continue that.”
Mitch Marner had a goal and two assists, Travis Boyd and Alexander Kerfoot also scored and Frederik Andersen stopped 30 saves. Morgan Rielly added two assists to lend a hand the NHL-main Maple Leafs make stronger to 14-3-2.
“Salvage the puck to Matts,” Marner talked about. “Guy’s on fire correct now.”
Matthews also had two targets and two assists Thursday evening at house in a 7-3 victory over Ottawa. He’s the sixth participant in franchise historical previous to contain a 16-game capabilities go, two serve of file-holders Darryl Sittler and Ed Olczyk.
“Auston is surroundings new standards, it appears to be like like, each day,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe talked about. “But I mediate it’s also most important to acknowledge the play of Mitch Marner right here, and how he’s in point of fact teamed up with Auston. They’re pushing every other to new heights, and it’s been fun to gain.”
Matthews scored each targets against the Canadiens on the energy play.
“I are looking to procure, I are looking to construct and scheme these items,” Matthews talked about. “But I’ve accurate been attempting to scheme the tiny issues that lend a hand the team contain and set aside the momentum serve on our facet. It’s greater than accurate scoring targets.”
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Paul Byron and Tyler Toffoli scored for Montreal, and Carey Ticket stopped 22 photos.
“We ask extra out of ourselves,” Montreal coach Claude Julien talked about. “It’s disappointing consequently of we had our legs, we had our opportunities. Had we been entertaining mentally and in point of fact slit down on some of these mistakes, lets contain acquired this game. But we shot ourselves in the foot.”
The Canadiens performed for the predominant time in per week after beating the Maple Leafs 2-1 in Toronto per week ago.
Maple Leafs: Host Calgary on Monday and Wednesday nights.
Canadiens: At Ottawa on Sunday and Tuesday nights.