A recap of last night's Toronto/Nashville game.
|The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off the second half of the National Hockey League season last night with a huge 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.
The Leafs need wins since the team is out of a play off spot.
William Nylander scored on a break away at 4:13 of the first period.
40 seconds later, Mikael Granlund tied the game.
The Leafs went ahead 2-1 at 7:12 with a goal by Zach Hyman.
Rasmus Sandin scored his first ever NHL goal at 4:41 of the second period to put the Leafs ahead 3-1.
"It was a big goal for us at that point of the game," said Leaf's head coach, Sheldon Keefe at the post game press conference.
Jason Spezza made it a 4-1 game at 12:17.
Viktor Arvidsson closed the gap to 4-2 at 12:52 of the third period.
At 18:28, Auston Matthews scored an empty netter. It was his 35th goal of the season.
Nylander, Sandin, and Hyman all had two points last night.
Leaf's goalie. Frederik Andersen, stopped 34 shots last night.
Toronto heads to Dallas to play the Stars tomorrow night.