Toronto Maple Leaf Game Report - March 30
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs (2) @ Ottawa Senators (4)
OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators took down the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday Night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Anthony Duclair posted two goals and an assist to lead the last place Senators over the Maple Leafs.
Garret Sparks allowed three goals on 21 shots. The Leafs had a clear 44-21 advantage in that department despite the loss.
Ottawa erupted for two goals in the second period and maintained a 2-0 lead through the intermission. Duclair and Magnus Pajaarvi each scored, respectively, to take a commanding lead after an uneventful first period.
The Leafs bounced back in the third period and record back-to-back goals in a span of 0:27. Auston Matthews and Connor Brown scored consecutively to even the score at 2-apiece.
Auston Matthews scored his 37th goal of the season, inching closer to the 40-mark he achieved in his 2016-17 rookie season. Brown’s goal was his second in the last two games.
Ottawa countered 0:12 after Brown scored a bar-down goal and retook the lead by a score of 3-2. Cody Ceci notched his seventh goal of the season, drawing assists from Brady Tkachuk and Colin White.
Duclair sealed the victory with an empty-net goal, his second of the night. Ottawa went on to win by a score of 4-2.