Leafs dump Caps in D.C.

Boston Herald - - NHL SCOREBOARD -

Aus­ton Matthews scored a goal in his sixth con­sec­u­tive game to start the sea­son, Fred­er­ick An­der­sen made 25 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Cap­i­tals, 4-2, last night in Wash­ing­ton.

Mo­ments af­ter An­der­sen made sev­eral solid saves to pre­serve the lead, Matthews pro­vided an in­sur­ance score with his NHL-lead­ing 10th goal with 1:39 to play.

Josh Leivo scored the goa­head goal early in the third pe­riod. Kasperi Ka­pa­nen had a goal and an as­sist and Par Lind­holm also scored for Toronto, which has won four straight.

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his fourth goal of the sea­son for Wash­ing­ton and added an as­sist. Chan­dler Stephen­son also scored and Alex Ovechkin had two as­sists. Braden Holtby made 24 saves.

Light­ning 8, Blue Jack­ets 2— Vic­tor Hed­man, Cedric Pa­que­tte and Yanni Gourde had first-pe­riod goals, and host Tampa Bay beat Colum­bus.

Bray­den Point scored in both the sec­ond and third pe­ri­ods, and An­drei Vasilevskiy had 30 saves for Tampa Bay. Alex Kil­lorn, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Miller had the other Light­ning goals.

Colum­bus got goals from Josh An­der­son and Oliver Bjork­strand, and Sergei Bo­brovsky stopped 23 shots.

Cana­di­ens 4, Pen­guins 3 — Paul By­ron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout as host Mon­treal beat Pitts­burgh.

To­mas Tatar had two goals and an as­sist, and Bren­dan Gal­lagher had a goal and an as­sist for the Cana­di­ens. Antti Niemi stopped 25 shots in his first start of the sea­son.

Do­minik Si­mon, Kris Le­tang and Phil Kes­sel scored in reg­u­la­tion for the Pen­guins, and Casey De­Smith had 37 saves.

Golden Knights 1, Fly­ers 0 — Marc-An­dre Fleury turned away break­aways, made slid­ing stops and used great glove­work to stop 26 shots to lead Ve­gas over host Philadel­phia.

Cody Eakin bailed out the Golden Knights with the win­ner with 1:25 to play. Fleury beat the Fly­ers for the 29th time, got his 406th ca­reer win and 49th shutout.

Se­na­tors 5, Kings 1 — Chris Wide­man got his first two goals in nearly a year, Craig An­der­son made 36 saves and host Ot­tawa beat Los An­ge­les.

Chris Tierney, Mark Stone and Colin White also scored for the Se­na­tors. Trevor Lewis scored for the Kings.

Oil­ers 2, Rangers 1 — Team cap­tain Con­nor McDavid scored the go-ahead goal on the power play and added an as­sist, lift­ing vis­it­ing Ed­mon­ton past New York for its first win of the sea­son.

Former Ranger Cam Tal­bot made 23 saves to earn the win.

Mika Zibane­jad opened the scor­ing for the Rangers, but Ryan Nu­gent-Hop­kins tied the con­test un­der two min­utes later late in the first pe­riod.

Canucks 3, Pan­thers 2 — In Sun­rise, Fla., Bo Hor­vat scored the tiebreak­ing goal in the third, lead­ing Van­cou­ver over Florida.

Hur­ri­canes 5, Wild 4 — In St. Paul, Minn., Se­bas­tian Aho scored his sec­ond goal of the game in over­time to lift Carolina over Min­nesota.

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HOLD­ING DOWN THE FORT: Ve­gas goalie Marc-An­dre Fleury keeps an eye on things dur­ing his shutout vic­tory yes­ter­day in Philadel­phia.

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