Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers - Game Report - March 9th, 2019

Nabeela Damji
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs had a goal in each period and held off a late comeback by the Oilers to come away with a 3-2 win in Edmonton on Saturday evening.

John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the win, while Frederik Andersen made 33 saves to help the Leafs improve to 6-1-1 in their last eight games.  Jake Muzzin and Morgan Rielly also scored or Toronto.  

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Oscar Kelfbom both had goals in the quest for a comeback, while Anthony Stolarz made 37 saves for the Oilers who had come into this game having won four straight.  

Rielly opened the scoring with just 14 seconds left in the first with a point shot on the power play to make it 1-0 Leafs.

Tavares gave the visitors a 2-0 lead at 12:28 of the second chipping in his 38th goal of the year.

William Nylander fed Muzzin three minutes into the third to make it 3-2 Leafs.

All hopes for the S-word for Andersen were cut short when Nugent-Hopkins wired one to make it 3-1 while Stolarz was off for an extra attacker. Leon Draisaitl notched an assist on the goal, extending his point streak to 13 games, the longest active run in the NHL. 

Stolarz was off the bench again for the extra attacker when Connor McDavid set up Kelfbom with 53 seconds remaining, but the Leafs held on to win it.