- Toronto’s Joseph Woll gets 20 saves for 1st professional NHL shutout.
- Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner celebrates after getting a goal during the first phase of Toronto’s 3-0 triumph over the Islanders on Sunday evening in Elmont, N.Y.
Maple Leafs beats New York Islanders:
Mitch Marner added twice and Joseph Woll blocked 20 chances for his first professional shutout as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the New York Islanders 3-0 Sunday evening.
Ondrej Kase also had a goal to aid Toronto to increase to 11-2 in its previous 13 matches in the opener of a four-game road tour that covers the upcoming three matches in California. Woll, a 2016 third-round draft pick, picked up his second professional victory in a couple of starts.
“It’s great seeing a kid like that get rewarded,” Marner spoke of Woll. “His work ethic is extremely high. He comes in every day with an awesome attitude, he’s a great kid to be around.” Source – cbc.ca
Ilya Sorokin had 37 saves for the Islanders, who suffered their sixth through play — all in control — and continued winless in two at their brand new $1.1 billion UBS Arena close to Belmont Park. New York has been outscored 27-6 during its defeated streak.
The undermanned Islanders were without six of their daily skaters due to coronavirus order and second-line centre Brock Nelson blew the game with a lower-body pain after playing 6:58 in the initial stage.
“This isn’t what we envisioned coming into this season,” Islanders forward Matt Martin spoke of the team’s 5-8-2 spring. “We just got to find a way, we got to keep battling, keep grinding and get ourselves out of this thing. It hasn’t been ideal, it hasn’t been what we wanted but all we have here is each other and we just got to keep pushing forward. Source – cbc.ca