Tkachuk, Forsberg carry Senators previous Maple Leafs 6-2

TORONTO (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored twice, Anton Forsberg made 31 saves and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Friday night time.

Claude Giroux had a aim and an help, and Thomas Chabot, Drake Batherson and Derick Brassard additionally scored for the Senators, who gained at Scotiabank Enviornment with followers in attendance for the primary time since October 2018. Tim Stutzle added two assists.

William Nylander and Joey Anderson scored for Toronto, which was with out Auston Matthews due to a sprained knee that may preserve the star heart out not less than three weeks.

Ilya Samsonov, who was scheduled to get the night time off, made a shock begin and completed with 28 saves because the Leafs suffered simply their fourth regulation residence lack of the season. Matt Murray was slated to see his first motion in aim for the Leafs since Jan. 17, however appeared to take a shot up excessive from Nylander in warmups and did not play.

Matthews, who’ll miss subsequent week’s NHL All-Star sport, was injured in Toronto’s 3-2 time beyond regulation victory towards the New York Rangers on Wednesday night time. The Leafs dropped to 31-17-2 when the reigning Hart Trophy winner is out of the lineup since choosing him first general on the 2016 draft.

Tied at 2 within the second interval, Ottawa took its third lead of the night time on an influence play when Brassard’s centering go went in off Toronto defenseman Timothy Liljegren for his seventh aim of the season.

The Senators made it 4-2 at 16:37 when Batherson ripped his fifteenth previous Samsonov. Tkachuk added his second of the night time 3:32 into the third. Giroux made it 6-2 with 5 minutes left together with his seventeenth.


Toronto captain John Tavares took Matthews’ spot between Mitch Marner and Michael Bunting on the highest line to begin the sport, whereas Pontus Holmberg centred Nylander and Calle Jarnkrok.


Senators: Host Montreal on Saturday night time.

Maple Leafs: Host Washington on Sunday.


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