In his absence from the final game, forward Aston Matthews scored the winning goal early in the third period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Sunday.
Friday’s duel with the Edmonton Oilers was missed due to injury, the nature of which was not publicly stated, and Matthews played good luck.
After a weak shot from defenseman Morgan Really, Flames hit the puck American before jumping on defenseman skate and crossing goaltender Jacob Markstrom.
For the No. 34, it was his third goal of the season, having scored against each of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League.
“To be honest, I thought this was not a good game for us,” Matthews said in his post-game press briefing. We have a lot of things to do well. Today we have good streaks and many positive jumps in our favor [dimanche]. »
Jake Mazzin threw the leaves forward in the first period. Veteran Wayne Simmonds scored his first goal in a blue and white uniform 32 seconds into the middle period. Jack Campbell excelled with 31 wickets.
“It’s huge,” Simmonds said of his success. I’m more than happy that we got two points. Obviously, I’m happy to have more of this pressure on my shoulders, but achieving success is still good. ”
Elias Lindholm reduced the visitors’ lead in the power play shortly after Matthews scored, but the Flames could not hold on. Sean Monahan also targeted Calgary for visiting Montreal Canadians on Thursday and Saturday. Markstrom faced 32 shots.
“It’s a close game,” Lindholm said. Today they are lucky and I think we are not on the net enough, but we will fix it on Tuesday. ”
True, the two clubs will be back in action on Tuesday.