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Maple Leafs win OT, Stars suffer first loss of season

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TorontoNicholas Robertson He scored twice in his season debut, including with 1:14 left in overtime, as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday.

Robertson makes a pass Auston Matthews With a right faceoff dot to give the Maple Leafs the win. This was the 21-year-old’s first overtime goal and his first multi-goal game in the NHL.

“It was exciting,” said Robertson. “I was just excited. It’s like dreaming about winning overtime in the NHL, but for me now, it’s all about making money every day in a row.

“Three-on-one, I’m going up against one of the best players and one of the best defenses in the league (Morgan Riley) so it was easy to put in. ”


Alexander Carfoot score and Ilya Samsonov He made 26 saves in Toronto’s 4-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Monday (3-2-0).

“It was a good win,” Carfoot said. “That team doesn’t give up too much. They play well in the neutral zone, give nothing in a hurry, and have to work for everything they get. Our special team was great tonight. It was kind of the difference in the outcome of the match, but we found a way to end it in extra time and score two points.

Scott Wedgwood He made 40 saves in his season debut in Dallas (3-0-1).

“Good load points,” said Stars manager Peter DeBoer. If I had stayed out of there, I had a chance to win the game.”

Toronto went 1-for-8 on the power play. Dallas was 1-4.

‘Many penalties’ Stars Forward Tyler Seguin Said. “We did a great job on penalties, but with so many penalties it’s hard for everyone to keep the rhythm, but for a road game it was okay.”

Robertson put the Maple Leafs up 2-1 at 1:59 of the third period and shot from the slot after receiving a pass. Michael Buntingwho was in the corner.


Robertson scored eight points in five preseason games, but was assigned to Toronto of the American Hockey League before being recalled on Sunday.

“There have certainly been ups and downs[since being relegated],” Robertson said. “It’s been hard to get a hold of the situation given the cap space and everything. It’s been tough. But now having nights like this makes up for it. But I’m just a night I don’t just want to spend my time, I want to be consistent, play well and help the team.”

Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keef said he had no hesitation in using Robertson in overtime.

“He was feeling it,” Keef said. “I had to tell myself not to kick him out early[in overtime]. I thought he played a good game. There was a lot of open ice there and I thought he could play. He played, he had a great finish but I liked how the play unfolded.The winner of the Rocket Richard Trophy came down the pipe.

Seguin tied 2-2 at 7:21 on a power play. The goal was first shaken off due to the goalkeeper’s illegal contact.Goal allowed in jury after Stars challenged and ruled Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner Contact has been initiated.

“They said they didn’t score a goal on the ice and then I thought it didn’t count because it took so long,” Seguin said. “You said it probably wouldn’t happen, but I didn’t think I did anything wrong. I’m one of those people who always thinks you’re innocent.”

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The Stars were up 1-0 at 14:45 in the first period. Luke Glendenning put the rebound in the slot after Nils Lundqvist A shot from the sideboard.

Carfoot tied at 1–1 when he rebounded in from the bottom of the right circle for his first goal of the season at 2:31 into the second period of the power play.

“We know we have to keep building and keep improving. That’s what the season is all about,” Carfoot said. “We are not even close to the best so far, but we have to keep it up and understand that we need to stick together as a group, work harder and get to a better place. ”

Note: Robertson and his brother, Stars Forward Jason Robertson, facing off for the second time in a regular season NHL game. In his last meeting on March 15, each player failed to score a point in his 4–0 Toronto win. …Robertson is just the second player in NHL history to score a regular-season overtime goal in a game his brother was against. Another one of his, January 22, 1921 Cove his Deneny (Toronto St. His Pats) vs. his younger brother Sai Deneny (Ottawa Senators). Matthews’ assist in overtime was his 200th assist in the NHL. … maple leaf center John Tavares Lead all players with 8 shots. … the Toronto defense Victor Mete 1 shot at 10:02 in the season debut match.