Depth scoring shines as Leafs defeat Canadiens 4-1

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 tonight, extending their winning streak to four games in the process. Travis Dermott, Justin Holl, Ilya Mikheyev and Zach Hyman scored for Toronto. Mikheyev’s goal was his first of the year, ending a season-long slump and a drought that lasted over 400 days. Auston Matthews extended his point scoring streak to 11 games, but saw his goal-scoring streak end at eight games. Mitch Marner also saw his points streak end at 8 games.
Just 1:16 into the first period, Josh Anderson ripped home his ninth goal of the season. It was the Habs first shot on goal and one that Frederik Andersen definitely wants back.

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— Here’s Your Replay (@HeresYourReplay) February 11, 2021

The Leafs struggled to mount a response for the remainder of the first period and for the better part of the second period, looking much like they did last game against the Canucks. Not sure if it’s the schedule, but the team’s overall intensity has dropped a bit recently.
15:38 into the second period, the Leafs and Habs are playing some good ol’ four-on-four hockey. Travis Dermott gets the puck and does his best …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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