Toronto Marlies Game Report- March 19

Nabeela Damji
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs (0) @ Nashvile Predators (3)

Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators took full advantage of a slumping Toronto Maple Leafs team shutting them out for the second time this season with a 3-0 win Tuesday. 

Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds and Filip Forsberg each had goals In the Preds third straight win. The Leafs have now lost for the fourth time in five games.

Boyle got  the Predators on the board with a 1-0 lead firing a one-timer from the slot past Andersen glove-side at 4:47 of the first.

Nashville made it 2-0 when Simmonds poked a shot into an open net at 9:13 of the third period.

Forsberg added an empty-netter with 2:09 left.

Nashville pulled within one point of first-place Winnipeg in the Central Division, but the Jets have two games in hand. 

With the loss, Toronto fell six points behind second-place Boston in the Atlantic Division.