Jack Campbell, Maple Leafs shut out Predators
Jack Campbell earned his third shutout of the season, Auston Matthews and David Kampf each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the visiting Nashville Predators 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Campbell made 24 saves in his seventh career shutout as the Maple Leafs extended their winning streak to four games. They have won nine of their past 10.
Mitchell Marner added an empty-net goal for the Maple Leafs.
Juuse Saros stopped 31 shots for the Predators, who had a three-game winning streak end.
Toronto had a 13-8 advantage in shots on goal and led 1-0 after one period.
Matthews scored his seventh goal of the season at 7:37 on a power play, shooting from the left circle after taking a cross-ice pass from William Nylander. Morgan Rielly also earned an assist. Ryan Johansen was serving a crosschecking penalty.
Philip Tomasino had the two best scoring chances for Nashville in the first. He hit a goal post one minute into the game and lost control of the puck on a breakaway at 13:27 just after leaving the penalty box.
Saros made a big save on Matthews at 14:42 of the first.
Nashville’s Matt Duchene hit the goal post with a shot 46 seconds into the second period. During a scramble around Nashville’s goal nearly four minutes later, Matthews hit the post and the puck trickled across the line without going in.
Saros continued his strong play in the second period. Toronto had a 25-16 advantage in shots on goal after two periods.
Nashville’s Thomas Novak hit a goalpost with a backhand shot at 4:49 of the third period.
Saros stopped Nylander on a breakaway at 5:55 of the third with the teams playing with four skaters aside. Duchene was foiled five minutes later on his backhand attempt.
Kampf scored his third goal of the season at 16:04 of the third on a pass from Ondrej Kase.
Marner completed the scoring at 19:37.
Toronto acquired forward Kyle Clifford from the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday in exchange for future considerations, but he did not play in the game.
--Field Level Media