Leafs captain John Tavares returns after seven-game injury absence

Nine months later, the Jake Muzzin trade looks like an imperfect win for the Maple Leafs

Nine months later, the Jake Muzzin trade looks like an imperfect win for the Maple Leafs

Closed games are usually decided at times, and Toronto certainly had a moment to remember when young gunmen Auston Matthews and William Nylander chose to steal the show late and put the game out of reach.

It was seven long games for Toronto without his captain, but Tavares was ready to join the fold after recovering from a broken finger he suffered on October 16.

Auston Matthews and William Nylander scored 30 seconds apart to snap a third-period tie as the Leafs stayed patient against a plodding opponent to grind out a 3-1 victory.

"No one in here likes to lose", said Quick, one of the holdovers from the Kings' Cup victories in 2012 and 2014 that's had a front-row seat to the franchise's steep decline.

Tavares' imminent return means Jason Spezza, who scored his first goal as a Leaf in Philadelphia, likely will again be a healthy scratch. "The only people that can do something about it is us".

"The few mistakes we made ended up in our net", Los Angeles head coach Todd McLellan said. "Excited to get back out". "We checked real well, did what we had to do". The Leafs were decidedly average without Tavares in that span, going 3-2-2, and with him back in the lineup, Toronto hoped to return to the strength they showed to start 2019-20.

Quick then snapped out the glove to deny Leafs blue-liner Travis Dermott off a Kasperi Kapanen feed before Matthews finally pushed Toronto ahead on the next shift. "We were just a little short". He played exactly 18 minutes and won 67 percent of his clashes, while also putting 3:12 of ice time in the power play unit.

Alex Iafallo opened the scoring for the visitors on a second-period power play, corralling a puck that had been shot off the end boards before sliding it behind Frederik Andersen.

The Leafs got even with 6:31 left in the period when Walker turned the puck over just as teammates Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis collided in the defensive zone. The seas parted for Kerfoot, and he moved in alone before firing home his fifth.

Toronto held a 25-9 edge in shot attempts in the first period.

"I've never done that", Muzzin said of facing a former team.

NOTES: Toronto was just 2 for 22 on the man-advantage in seven games without Tavares.

There was little to differentiate between the Leafs and Los Angeles on Tuesday: L.A. recorded two more shots and actually scored in the power game, unlike Toronto.

The two young strikers of the team, along with players like Tavares and Mitch Marner, will always be risky in the closed games, and the fact that the Leafs can display so much talent in such situations is an advantage that few teams in the National Hockey League have.

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