Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames - Game Report - March 5, 219
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Toronto Maple Leafs had built up a 3-0 lead against the Calgary Flames by the first period, and they kept on going.
And going. And going.
Tyler Ennis netted a hat trick and Zach Hyman had two goals as the Leafs beat the second best team I the NHL 6-2 in Calgary on Monday. Frederik Andersen made 35 saves for his fifth win in a row.
Matthew Tkachuk and Derek Ryan scored for the Flames, who have now dropped two in a row after winning seven straight.
Ennis scored his first with a backhand pass off a centering pass from Jake Muzzin on the power play at 9:50 of the first period to make it 1-0.
Seven minutes later the Leafs were up 2-0 with another goal by Ennis as he banked a shot off a Flames defender and in past David Rittich.
The Leafs made it 3-0 at 18:51 after Mikael Backlund’s giveaway in the offensive zone gave way for a Mitch Marner breakaway. Rittich made the initial stop, but the rebound went in and off Hyman's skate.
Marner then set up Hyman’s second of the night at 4:11 of the second period to make it 4-0.
The Flames were finally able to get on the scoreboard late in the period, with Johnny Gaudreau capitalizing on the man advantage just 10 seconds in to make it 4-1.
Ennis scored again at 3:15 of the third frame going five-hole on Rittich to make it 5-1.
Ryan scored at 12:24, and just over 30 seconds later Marner made it 6-2 to end the game.