Maple Leafs October 20 2919 Gallery

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Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs October 20 2919 Gallery

WASHINGTON CAPITALS 4 (9-2-3 – 21 Points) vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 3 (6-5-3 – 15 Points)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019. Scotiabank Arena. Toronto, Ontario.

  1 2 3 OT FINAL
WASHINGTON 1 1 1 1 4
TORONTO 1 1 1 0 3

Andreas Johnsson opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 0:40 of the first period. His goal is the fastest goal to open a game scored by the Maple Leafs this season (Previous: 4:37 – Kapanen, Oct. 16 at WSH). Johnsson has goals (2) in two consecutive games. He has three points (1-2-3) in four games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.

Auston Matthews had the lone assist on Johnsson’s first period goal and later scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 19:27 of the second period. He scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 1:46 of the third period. Tonight’s game is Matthews’ third goal game of the season and fifth multi-point game of the season. He has 36 goals in 46 career games during the month of October. Matthews has points (4-1-5) in three consecutive games. He has registered 14 points (10-4-12) in nine home games this season.

Tyson Barrie registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Barrie has registered all five of his assists on home ice against Eastern Conference opponents this season.

Morgan Rielly collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Rielly has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has four assists in four games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.

William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. He has four points (1-3-4) over his last five games. He has seven points (3-4-7) in nine home games this season.

Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Marner has assists (4) in three consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) in four games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.

Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots in the overtime loss.

Head Coach Mike Babcock on what Ovechkin had to say about the team. “Well, I don’t know if he’s wrong. I think he knows because he lived it. If you look at Steve Yzerman, he lived it. A lot of guys live it until they’re 30. You’ve got to decide whether you wait until you’re 30 or do you want to figure it out now? It’s the ultimate team game and you’ve got to sacrifice individual rights for team rights. I say it all the time, it’s the two points in the game and it has nothing to do with the points you get yourself. It’s a process for young guys. Everybody in Toronto is in a rush all the time. I get it but that’s not pro sport; not really. You’ve got to keep building and building and building and steady on the rudder, keep going through things. Matchups, learning to play with the lead, learning how to be patient and not turn the puck over, shift length – all the things that you’re just a good player and you haven’t had to deal with, you’ve got to deal with it if you want to win in the National Hockey League. Look at the age of St. Louis. That’s just the reality of the situation. One thing about it is it gets your attention – it hurts your feelings probably a little bit.”

Photos by Joe Mastromatteo – In Play! magazine

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