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NHL: Tim Stotzel’s first goal is not enough for senators

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Ottawa – Austin Matthews had one goal Aide and the Toronto Maple Leaves got their revenge on the Ottawa Senators with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

Matthews had several chances in the first two games of the season, but he did not score. He scored his first goal of the campaign and the final winning goal in the third half.

Joe Thornton, in his first uniform, Maple Leaves, and Mitch Marner also hit the target in the win.

Nick, Paul W. Tim Stützle, with his 1st goal in the NHL, The scoring sheet for the senators, who beat Toronto 5-3 the day before.

While Frederick Andersen was enjoying an evening, Jack Campbell worked for The Maple Leafs, stopping 17 of the 19 pills targeting him.

Matt Murray encountered 40 shots, blocking 37 of them in front of the Senators’ cage.

Paul opened the scoring midway through the first half. Defender Nikita Zaitsev fired a point bullet that hit Paul and landed the puck at the feet of the Senator forward, who overcame Campbell.

The Maple Leafs responded after a few minutes, Through Thornton. The 41-year-old accepted Marner’s pass and fired an accurate shot into the wrist that surprised Murray under his left arm.

Marner allowed Maple Leafs to take the lead in the 70th of the second half. He was quick to jump into the puck, after a confrontation Matthews won, and he scored his first goal in the campaign.

During a strong play, Matthews tricked Murray’s vigilance to give his team a 3-1 lead. While Wayne Symonds was well placed in the net, Matthews delivered a powerful shot that gave Murray no chance.

The senators came back to life at 11:44 p.m. of the third term, with their first selection in the final NHL draft. After kicking off the World Junior Hockey Championship, Stützle scored his first goal of his career by hitting the ball at reception.

DJ Smith guys had the opportunity to hook up late in the match, but Campbell and Maple Leafs’ defense held out.

Robertson injured

Leaves striker Nick Robertson injured his knee in the first half and never returned to play. He entered the team strongly after colliding with the winger Drake Patherson.

After the match, coach Sheldon Keefe said Robertson would need to have an MRI test on Sunday and would likely miss matches due to an injury.

The 19-year-old made his debut this season.

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