Tavares, Engvall lead rolling Maple Leafs’ 6-2 rout of Kings

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Tavares and Pierre Engvall had a extremity and an assistance apiece portion Toronto scored 4 consecutive goals successful the 2nd period, and the Maple Leafs rolled to a 6-2 triumph implicit the Los Angeles Kings connected Wednesday night.

Alexander Kerfoot, Auston Matthews, Jason Spezza and Michael Bunting besides scored arsenic the Leafs avenged their 5-1 nonaccomplishment to the Kings successful Toronto connected Nov. 8 with their ain blowout victory. Toronto scored 4 times successful a 12 1/2-minute span of the second, and Bunting added a 5th consecutive extremity successful the third.

Engvall, who had 2 points successful his erstwhile 15 games, started the second-period flurry with his archetypal extremity since the play opener. He ended up with the archetypal multipoint show of his 111-game NHL career.

Sean Durzi had a extremity and an assistance successful his NHL debut for the Kings, who acquired the 23-year-old defenseman from his hometown Maple Leafs astir 3 years ago. Durzi acceptable up Viktor Arvidsson’s aboriginal extremity earlier scoring his ain with 3:53 to play, putting a hard changeable conscionable nether the bar.

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Jonathan Quick stopped 32 shots for the Kings, who person mislaid 5 consecutive since a winning streak — which was preceded by a six-game slide.

Los Angeles is winless successful the archetypal 4 games of a seven-game homestand. The Kings person allowed 18 goals during their five-game skid aft antecedently ranking arsenic 1 of the NHL’s apical antiaircraft teams.

Durzi is simply a Mississauga autochthonal who was drafted by the Leafs successful the 2nd circular successful 2018, but past traded to Los Angeles successful a bundle for seasoned defenseman Jake Muzzin successful January 2019. Durzi, a puerility Leafs fan, had his parents and brothers successful attendance astatine Staples Center for the large night.

Jack Campbell made 30 saves against his erstwhile squad for Toronto, which opened a three-game California roadworthy plaything with its seventh triumph successful 8 games since that thrashing from the Kings 16 days ago.

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Quick entered the nighttime sixth successful the NHL successful goals-against mean and prevention percent successful his awesome bounce-back season, but Toronto enactment a large dent successful his statistics.

Kerfoot enactment the Leafs up successful the opening minutes with a modulation goal, shoveling location a backhand disconnected a saucer walk from Ondřej Kaše for his archetypal extremity of November.

Arvidsson tied it aboriginal successful the second, but Engvall enactment the Leafs backmost up 2 minutes aboriginal erstwhile helium was near unsocial successful the slot for a walk from one-time Kings guardant Wayne Simmonds.

Tavares tipped location William Nylander’s agelong changeable for his team-leading ninth extremity moments later. After Matthews scored his eighth of the season, Spezza connected connected the powerfulness play for his archetypal extremity since Oct. 23, snapping a 14-game drought.


Maple Leafs: At the San Jose Sharks connected Friday.

Kings: Host the Ottawa Senators connected Saturday.


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