SportsTavares scores twice, hits 300-goal mark, Leafs beat Devils

05:30  11 january  2019
05:30  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

Tavares leads Maple Leafs to victory in Jersey

Tavares leads Maple Leafs to victory in Jersey Whatever was wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New Jersey Devils have often provided the cure. 

John Tavares scored his first two goals on home ice with the Maple Leafs as Toronto defeated the Engvall continued the chaotic opening 23 seconds after that when he beat Ullmark for a third goal in Friday marked Toronto’s first home game since Air Canada Centre was renamed Scotiabank Arena

Tavares scored his first of the night by whacking a rebound out of the air and then tipped home a Mitch Marner slap pass on a power play. Just one hat hit the ice when he beat Cam Ward again at 9:29 of the third period, giving the Leafs a 5-4 lead after Brandon Manning had tied things up for Chicago.

Tavares scores twice, hits 300-goal mark, Leafs beat Devils© (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) is congratulated by Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman after scoring an empty net goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Newark, N.J. The Maple Leafs defeated the Devils 4-2. NEWARK, N.J. - John Tavares scored twice and hit the 300-goal mark for his career in leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

Defenceman Ron Hainsey also scored in Toronto's three-goal first period and third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves as the Maple Leafs beat the Devils for the third time in as many games. Mitch Marner added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds to play

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Morgan Rielly scored 19 seconds into overtime, John Tavares had three goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled Chicago's home opener with a wild 7-6 victory over Kane scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation, and defencemen Duncan Keith and rookie Henri Jokiharju each had three assists.

John Tavares will meet with six teams in Los Angeles this week as he gets closer to hitting the open market on July 1. According to TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger, Tavares will meet with the Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay

Blake Coleman and Brian Boyle scored in a 26-second span for the Devils late in the second period to get New Jersey within a goal. Keith Kinkaid made 39 saves, including two on Tavares that prevented his hat trick and 30th goal of the season.

Hutchinson, who was acquired in a trade with Florida on Dec. 29, made his fourth straight start with Frederik Anderson and Garret Sparks out with injuries. He came up big early in the third period, stopping Brett Seney in close.

The Maple Leafs outscored the Devils 13-3 in winning the first two games this season, and it looked like they were headed for another blowout after the opening 20 minutes.

Hainsey scored his first goal since Nov. 23 with a shot from the left point at 4:30. Tavares got his 300th goal less than three minutes later, lifting the rebound of Jake Gardiner's shot past Kinkaid. He would add No. 301 in the waning seconds of the period, finishing off a great play on which Mitch Marner made a cross-ice pass to Morgan Rielly and the defenceman found Tavares with another cross-ice pass for a shot into an open net.

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In his Leafs debut, Tavares scored twice as Toronto beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, in their first preseason game on Tuesday night. Tavares ' first goal came just over five minutes into the first period with the Leafs on the power play. Somehow, all four Ottawa penalty killers left Tavares

Tavares buried his first two goals with the Maple Leafs and added an assist as Toronto defeated Tavares and Marner combined for six points Tuesday as the Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Tuesday also marked the dawn of a new reality in the nation's capital as the rebuilding Senators

New Jersey didn't make it a game until the later stages of the second period when Coleman and Boyle woke up the crowd at the Prudential Center. Coleman got his career-best 14th goal and third in four games, putting his own rebound past Hutchinson. Boyle scored on a shot that might have been deflected by Gardiner.

The Devils were outshot 15-3 in the third period in losing for the fourth time in five games.

NOTES: The Devils placed G Mackenzie Blackwood (lower body) on injured reserve and recalled F Kevin Rooney from Binghamton (AHL). ... Toronto's Zach Hyman had an assist in his first game after missing a month with an ankle injury. ... Reigning MVP Taylor Hall (lower body) missed his eighth straight game. ... Kasimir Kaskisuo was recalled from the AHL Toronto Marlies on emergency basis to back up Hutchinson.


Maple Leafs: Host the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Devils: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.


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