Maple Leafs Down Ottawa 5-1 - Match Report
Hockey bettors who backed the Maple Leafs on the moneyline Saturday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Toronto easily handled Ottawa 5-1 at Air Canada Centre.
Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs were rewarded as -150 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Tim Brent, Clarke MacArthur, Kris Versteeg, Phil Kessel, and Nikolai Kulemin each scored for the Maple Leafs in the victory. Kulemin opened the scoring for Toronto, finding the back of the net at 1:38 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Clarke MacArthur.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned in a 17-save effort for the Maple Leafs.
Ottawa got a goal from Jason Spezza in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ottawa got a 33-stop effort from Pascal Leclaire in the loss.
On the power play, Toronto went 1-for-5, while the Senators were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Toronto by a margin of 38-18.
Next game, Toronto takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Ottawa, they head on the road to face Washington.