Auston Matthews scores three times and the Canadian bows
Photo: Jon Blacker, The canadian Press
Connor Brown, Toronto Maple Leafs, blocks the view of goaltender for the Montreal canadiens, Al Montoya, while the puck reached the back of the net in the third period.
Toronto — another tough game, another defeat for the Montreal canadiens. Auston Matthews has managed a hat trick and the Toronto Maple Leafs have spun to a gain of 5-1 at the Canadian, on Monday. The Habs are without a win in five games out of the contest and has not yet scored more than two times per game.
The evening burst of Matthews began with a one-two in 4:09 in the first twenty. The young star of Toronto hit the mark after only 47 seconds of a precise shooting of cuffs, a few strides after its entry in the box opposite. Still, Al Montoya is already better seemed. Leo Komarov had slipped the puck to Matthews at the center of the rink.
Montoya has made a good judgment of the lower leg right hand on a shot by Miro Aaltonen, who had kept the puck on a two-against-them. But Toronto was quick to replicate.
Matthews has given it to 4:56, following a kerfuffle in the Blue-White-Red. Nikita Zaitsev has prevented a release and has handed the puck to the U.s. 20 years who led the initial charge to the net, approaching it with a maneuver of finesse. William Nylander is spent threading the needle and Matthews took advantage of the rebound.
The Leafs have tripled their lead in the fourth minute of the second twenty. Connor Carrick took a shot from the left circle, and then Patrick Marleau converted the rebound from the mouth left. Jeff Petry has played robustness to dislodge a bit of a veteran of 38 years of age, who, however, had the last word.
Response signed Petry
The group of Claude Julien responded in the middle of the second period, in numerical advantage. With Zaitsev punished for obstruction, Victor Mete slid the disc in the right circle to Jeff Petry, who did fly with a shot on reception, at 11:37.
Matthews completed his hat trick at 3:46 in the third period. Nylander was thrilled with the disc Jordie Benn and passed to Matthews, who converted a breakaway, beating the keeper to the ras the ice, on the left side.
Nylander was 5-1 during a punishment on Byron Froese, at 6:32 in the third twenty. He beat Montoya with a good shot of the wrists, the top of the left circle.
The game was presented at the Ricoh Coliseum, the home of the Marlies, of the american League.
Montoya was pushed out of the 10 washers. Frederik Andersen made 22 saves for the Leafs, who have scored at least three goals in their last three games.
Charlie Lindgren is being hurt at the bottom of the body during the warm-up, the reservist’s emergency CH was Jake Hildebrand, a keeper invited to camp for Marlies.
The Habs were deprived of forward Jonathan Drouin, who is wounded on the top of the body. His case will be assessed on a daily basis. Torrey Mitchell took his place in the formation.
The two clubs will meet Wednesday in the Centre Videotron, in Quebec city.
Brendan Gallagher and Zach Hyman have come to the hands with four minutes to play in the first third. Hyman has quickly gained the top. The Canadian has touched on three times the pole in the first 20 minutes.