Tavares, Engvall lead rolling Maple Leafs’ 6-2 rout of Kings | Globalnews.ca

Tavares, Engvall lead rolling Maple Leafs’ 6-2 rout of Kings  | Globalnews.ca

2021-11-25 11:21:53

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Tavares and Pierre Engvall had a aim and an help apiece whereas Toronto scored 4 consecutive objectives within the second interval, and the Maple Leafs rolled to a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night time.

Alexander Kerfoot, Auston Matthews, Jason Spezza and Michael Bunting additionally scored because the Leafs avenged their 5-1 loss to the Kings in Toronto on Nov. 8 with their very own blowout victory. Toronto scored 4 occasions in a 12 1/2-minute span of the second, and Bunting added a fifth straight aim within the third.

Engvall, who had two factors in his earlier 15 video games, began the second-period flurry together with his first aim for the reason that season opener. He ended up with the primary multipoint efficiency of his 111-game NHL profession.

Sean Durzi had a aim and an help in his NHL debut for the Kings, who acquired the 23-year-old defenseman from his hometown Maple Leafs practically three years in the past. Durzi arrange Viktor Arvidsson’s early aim earlier than scoring his personal with 3:53 to play, placing a tough shot slightly below the bar.

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Jonathan Fast stopped 32 photographs for the Kings, who’ve misplaced 5 straight since a profitable streak — which was preceded by a six-game slide.

Los Angeles is winless within the first 4 video games of a seven-game homestand. The Kings have allowed 18 objectives throughout their five-game skid after beforehand rating as one of many NHL’s high defensive groups.

Durzi is a Mississauga native who was drafted by the Leafs within the second spherical in 2018, however then traded to Los Angeles in a bundle for veteran defenseman Jake Muzzin in January 2019. Durzi, a childhood Leafs fan, had his dad and mom and brothers in attendance at Staples Middle for the large night time.

Jack Campbell made 30 saves in opposition to his former staff for Toronto, which opened a three-game California highway swing with its seventh victory in eight video games since that thrashing from the Kings 16 days in the past.

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Fast entered the night time sixth within the NHL in goals-against common and save share in his spectacular bounce-back season, however Toronto put a giant dent in his statistics.

Kerfoot put the Leafs forward within the opening minutes with a transition aim, shoveling dwelling a backhand off a saucer cross from Ondřej Kaše for his first aim of November.

Arvidsson tied it early within the second, however Engvall put the Leafs again forward two minutes later when he was left alone within the slot for a cross from one-time Kings ahead Wayne Simmonds.

Tavares tipped dwelling William Nylander’s lengthy shot for his team-leading ninth aim moments later. After Matthews scored his eighth of the season, Spezza linked on the ability play for his first aim since Oct. 23, snapping a 14-game drought.

UP NEXT

Maple Leafs: On the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

Kings: Host the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

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