TLN Three Stars: Load Management

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Vancouver Canucks by a final score of 4-1 on Thursday night.
William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Pierre Engvall and Mitch Marner scored for the Leafs while JT Miller scored for the Canucks. David Rittich recorded his first win as a Toronto Maple Leaf tonight, stopping 16 of 17 shots.
In the first period, Wayne Simmonds got revenge for Zach Hyman…

Simmonds fills Edler in pic.twitter.com/RLG7wx8JHQ
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 29, 2021

Kudos to Alex Edler for “fighting” and answering the code.
The man they call Willy Styles opened the scoring for Toronto off of a Quinn Hughes turnover. Alex Galchenyuk fed Nylander off the turnover and Willy was able to sneak his shot five-hole on Braden Holtby.

Willy Styles finishes off a sweet feed.#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/LZYwymr3NM
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 30, 2021

In the second period, Matthews continued his quest for a 40-goal campaign and also his first Rocket Richard. Matthews created a turnover in the defensive zone and chipped the puck to a streaking Marner for a 2on1 rush. Marner made a sweet saucer pass over to Matthews who rockets home his 36th goal of the season to make it 2-0 …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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