Hot Maple Leafs pour it on 6-2 against sliding Kings

Hot Maple Leafs pour it on 6-2 against sliding Kings

John Tavares, Auston Matthews and Pierre Engvall each had a goal and an assist for the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs in a 6-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.Alexander Kerfoot, Jason Spezza and Michael Bunting also scored, Rasmus Sandin had three assists, and Jack Campbell made 30 saves for Toronto, which has won 12 of 14.Sean Durzi had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut, Viktor Arvidsson also scored, and Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for the Kings, who have lost five in a row following a seven-game winning streak.Toronto showed its speed early when Kerfoot scored on a backhand off the rush for a 1-0 lead at 4:30 of the first period.Arvidsson tied it 1-1 when he deflected a point shot from Durzi at 1:21 of the second period.The Maple Leafs took over from there, scoring four straight goals in the second period to build a 5-1 lead entering the third.Wayne Simmonds centered the puck to Engvall off a 4-on-3 rush and he scored into the open side of the net for a 2-1 lead at 3:19.Tavares scored his ninth of the season when he deflected a shot past Quick to make it 3-1 at 5:26.


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