Evgenii Dadonov scored his second purpose of the sport 2:19 into time beyond regulation because the Ottawa Senators roared again from a 5-1 deficit late within the second interval to stun the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 on Monday night time.
Connor Brown and Nick Paul, with a purpose and an help every, Drake Batherson and Artem Zub, along with his first within the NHL, additionally scored for gutsy Ottawa (4-12-1). Marcus Hogberg stopped 33 pictures for the Senators, who face the Leafs once more Wednesday and Thursday at Scotiabank Enviornment.
Auston Matthews scored twice and added an help, whereas Joe Thornton, with a purpose and an help in his return from harm, Travis Boyd and Pierre Engvall offered the remainder of the offence for Toronto (11-3-2). Frederik Andersen made 25 saves.
Ottawa roared again to power additional time with 4 straight targets, together with Dadonov’s batted effort out of mid-air for his fifth of the season with 2:01 left in regulation and Hogberg on the bench for an additional attacker.
Dadonov buried his second on a breakaway within the additional interval after blocking a Morgan Rielly shot within the crease with Hogberg utterly out of place.
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Thornton was again on Toronto’s prime line with Matthews and Mitch Marner after the 41-year-old missed 10 video games with a fractured rib suffered Jan. 20.
Following a 2-1 residence loss to the Montreal Canadiens that noticed each their four-game profitable streak and nine-game level streak (8-0-1) snapped Saturday, the Leafs have been shot out of a cannon early within the first.
Matthews scored his NHL-leading twelfth purpose in 14 video games this season when he took a feed from Thornton off the frenzy and beat Hogberg at 6:32.
Andersen made a pleasant cease on the different finish on Thomas Chabot because the Senators began to indicate life, however Toronto broke the opposite means, with Boyd pulling the puck round a sliding Nikita Zaitsev and firing residence his second at 10:29.
The rebuilding and last-place Senators, who picked up simply their second win since defeating Toronto on Jan. 15 within the membership’s season opener in Winnipeg on Saturday towards the Jets, minimize the deficit in half 2:11 later.
Tim Stutzle — the No. 3 choose within the 2020 NHL draft — knocked down Zach Bogosian’s clearing try earlier than discovering Batherson with a pleasant go for him to sneak his second shortside on Andersen and make it 2-1 because the Leafs held a 13-3 edge in pictures by 20 minutes.
Toronto stored coming within the second, with Engvall scoring his first off a stretch go from T.J. Brodie and one other slick feed from Alexander Kerfoot on an odd-man rush at 1:49.
Brady Tkachuk then acquired combined up with Andersen and Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin. Tkachuk and Muzzin, who flipped a puck on the Ottawa winger’s older brother Matthew following a Toronto victory in Calgary towards the Flames final month, dropped the gloves in a brief, however spirited battle.
Thornton scored his second of the marketing campaign at 9:51 off a go from Matthews to make it 4-1 after Senators blue-liner Mike Reilly needlessly gave the puck away.
Matthews added his second of the night time and thirteenth total with slightly below a minute left within the interval on a 5-on-3 energy play, however the guests acquired that one again shorthanded with 9 seconds left when Paul adopted up Austin Watson’s preliminary shot after a careless turnover by Leafs captain John Tavares for his third.
Zub scored his first within the NHL popping out of the penalty field on a lovely deke to the forehand on a breakaway popping out of the penalty field 41 seconds into the third to get Ottawa inside two at 5-3.
Toronto’s Zach Hyman was then assessed a double minor for high-sticking on Chabot, however the Leafs had the most effective probability when Hogberg stopped Ilya Mikheyev.
The Senators would finally get inside one, nonetheless, moments after the penalty expired when Brown, a former Leafs, scored his third at 5:52.
Hogberg made a pleasant cease on Hyman with underneath seven minutes to go to maintain it at 5-4, finally resulting in Dadonov’s equalizer.