It was another busy night in the NHL on Monday evening as many of the top teams in the divisions were in action. The Toronto Maple Leafs were looking to get back to winning ways as they hosted the Nashville Predators, while the Washington Capitals were looking for a fourth straight win in the NHL.
Maple Leafs Back To Winning Ways In NFL
The NHL action continues to come thick and fast but there was a return to winning ways for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. They had lost their last two against the Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, but ended that terrible run with a success over the Nashville Predators.
They started the quicker of the two sides and scored twice to start the opening period. They added a further two goals in the second period, before adding a fifth to cement a 5-2 road success in the final period. The Predators managed to record goals in the opening and final periods to ensure that the Leafs didn’t get the clean sheet.
Nashville’s goals were scored by Viktor Arvidsson and Mikael Granlund. Meanwhile, the Toronto goals were scored by Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Rasmus Sandin, Auston Matthews and Jason Spezza. The Maple Leafs will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce when they travel to the Dallas Stars in their next game on Wednesday evening.
Capitals Momentum Continues
There is no stopping the Washington Capitals at the moment as they continued their excellent form to continue their push towards the playoffs. They recorded a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night in the NHL to make it four straight wins.
Washington started the better of the two teams and scored within the opening period. However, Montreal quickly equalised. The Capitals continued their pressure in the second period and scored two quick-fire goals to build up a healthy advantage. They added a fourth in the final period to ensure their win, before the Canadiens found the net themselves.
Montreal’s goals were scored by Jeff Petry and Dale Weise, but they were unable to help the hosts build a substantial threat to the in-form Capitals. Washington’s goals were scored by Jakub Vrana, Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom and Travis Boyd. The Capitals will be looking to continue their excellent run of form when they take on the Predators on Wednesday evening in the NHL.
Stanley Cup Champions Beaten
It wasn’t a strong showing by the reigning Stanley Cup holders on Monday evening as they were toppled by the Vancouver Canucks. The Blues opened the scoring in the opening period, but went on to lose the game 3-1. The Canucks scored twice in the second period, before adding a third in the final frame.
J.T Miller scored a brace for the Canucks, while Bo Horvat also added a goal. The only goal of the game for the Blues was scored by Zach Sanford. St Louis will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.