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Matthews Scores In 3rd To Lift Leafs Over Oilers 4-3

Matthews Scores In 3rd To Lift Leafs Over Oilers 4-3

Auston Matthews scored on a power play with 6:24 left to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Edmonton Oilers 43 Thursday night.

EDMONTON, Alberta: Auston Matthews scored on a power play with 6:24 left to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Thursday night.

Jason Spezza had a goal and an assist, and William Nylander and Wayne Simmonds also scored for Toronto (7-2-0), which has won four straight and six of seven.

The Leafs improved to an NHL-best 5-0-0 in one-goal games. Frederik Andersen made 26 saves and is 14-1-1 in his career against the Oilers.

Leon Draisaitl scored his fifth and sixth goals in the last five games, and Zack Kassian also scored for Edmonton (3-6-0). Connor McDavid added two assists. Mikko Koskinen stopped 23 shots.

The Leafs and Oilers who split a pair of games in Toronto last week that failed to produce the expected fireworks with the likes of McDavid, Matthews, Draisaitl and Mitch Marner sharing the same ice surface will go right back at it Saturday in Edmonton for the fourth of nine meetings between the teams in this seasons all-Canadian North Division.

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