The Toronto Maple Leafs gained their fourth in a row, dropping the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Thursday night time at Rogers Place.
Jason Spezza gave the Leafs a 1-0 lead midway by way of the primary. After the Oilers turned the puck over behind their very own web, Spezza’s backhand leaked by way of Edmonton goaltender Mikko Koskinen. Later within the interval, Toronto ahead William Nylander scored simply as a penalty to Oilers ahead Kyle Turris expired.
Edmonton’s James Neal had two nice probabilities to place the Oilers on the board within the second. He received in behind the defence however his backhand was stopped by Toronto netminder Freddie Andersen. Then, on an influence play, he weaved throughout the entrance of the online however misplaced management of the puck earlier than he might flip it in.
With the Oilers on a two-man benefit late within the second, Edmonton ahead Leon Draisaitl ripped dwelling a one-timer to attain for the fifth straight sport. He struck once more seven minutes into the third, once more on an influence play, nudging a backhand by Andersen.
The Leafs hopped again forward 56 seconds afterward a power-play deflection by Wayne Simmonds. The Oilers got here again once more with Zack Kassian lifting a rebound over Andersen with 8:48 on the clock. Leafs ahead Auston Matthews wired a shot dwelling with 6:24 left for an additional power-play tally.
Nylander went off for tripping with 2:52 left, however the Oilers couldn’t tie it up.
The Leafs energy play was 2 for 4 to go to 42.8 per cent on the season.
The Oilers and Leafs will play once more Saturday night time at 8 p.m. MT.
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