Toronto – SPORTS – In NHL Hockey action on Friday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs are keeping the dream alive for their fans.
The Leafs doubled up on the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.
John Tavares scored on the power-play with 8:14 left in the third period to add to the lead for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they topped the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 at Scotiabank Arena.
Mitchell Marner got the puck at the blue line from William Nylander before having his shot deflected at the top of the crease by Tavares to put Toronto up 3-2.
Each of Tavares’ four goals this season have come on the power play. “As the game went on we got better,” said Tavares after the win. “We were a little loose with some opportunities they created in the first period, but other than that, I thought we really found our game plan and guys stepped up and got a big bounce-back win.”
Marner had a goal and an assist, Jimmy Vesey, and Adam Brooks both scored.
Frederik Andersen backstopped the Leafs with 29 saves for the Maple Leafs (4-2-0).
Anderson’s only defeat in the past four games for the Leafs was a 3-1 lost to the Oilers last Wednesday.
Oilers Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid each scored. Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves for the Oilers (2-4-0).
Saturday Games in the North Division
The Montreal Canadiens are going to be taking on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night as -145 betting favourites on the NHL odds at sports books.
Montreal is in first place in the North Division standings after a 7-3 win in Vancouver on Thursday night, and is bringing a 3-0-2 record on the season going into Saturday night’s game.
The Ottawa Senators will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak as they kick off a seven-game road trip with a game tonight in Winnipeg as +115 betting underdogs. The Senators came up short in a pair of home meetings with the Jets earlier this week, capped by Thursday’s 4-1 loss as +100 underdogs.
The Winnipeg Jets are returning home riding a seven-game winning streak in regular season contests on their home ice.