EDMONTON – SPORTS – The Toronto Maple Leafs topped the Edmonton Oilers
Michael Hutchinson made 31 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs shut out the Edmonton Oilers for the second consecutive game in a 3-0 win at Rogers Place on Monday.
William Nylander and Morgan Rielly each had a goal and assist for the Maple Leafs (17-4-2), who were coming off a 4-0 victory against the Oilers on Saturday and have won three games in a row and six of seven.
“Coming out, when you’re playing the same team in these miniseries, it’s hard to beat a team twice in a row,” Hutchinson said. “For us to come out and battle like we did and get the result that we did, it was huge. It’s great to be able to celebrate with the boys with that win and just enjoy this moment.”
WINNIPEG – SPORTS – Thatcher Demko made 27 saves for his first NHL shutout, and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Monday.
“I thought the guys played really solid tonight. The first two periods, I didn’t see much,” says Demko, who made 15 saves in the third period. “They’re a good team over there. They’re going to try and claw their way back into the game in the third, and I thought we did a good job handling that and playing the right way for a full 60 (minutes).”
Nate Schmidt and Elias Pettersson each had a goal and an assist, and Adam Gaudette had two assists for the Canucks (9-14-2), who won for the first time in five games.
OTTAWA – SPORTS – Drake Batherson scored twice to extend his goal streak to six games, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Monday.
“I couldn’t tell you what’s going on,” says Batherson, whose streak is tied with Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Bob Kudelski for the longest in Senators history. “I said to the boys, ‘I think the last time I scored six like that was maybe peewee.’ I don’t know. Everything I’m just shooting is going in. The boys are making some great plays for me.”
Tim Stutzle had two assists, and Matt Murray made 27 saves for Ottawa (8-15-1), which went 2-1-0 in the three-game set and has won six of its past nine games.
“He was dialed in from the get-go, and he was even better in the third,” Senators coach D.J. Smith said of Murray. “He dialed in, gave our team a chance to get our feet going, and certainly was the best player on the ice for us.”