Recap - Maple Leafs Defeat Minnesota 4-1
|Recap - Maple Leafs Defeat Minnesota 4-1|
The Maple Leafs earned a 4-1 victory over the Wild on Thursday at Air Canada Centre.
Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs were rewarded as -160 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Toronto got goals from Mikhail Grabovski, Phil Kessel, Joey Crabb, and Nazem Kadri in the victory. Kadri opened the scoring at 0:50 of the first period.
Jonas Gustavsson turned in a 20-save effort for the Maple Leafs.
Minnesota got a goal from Nick Johnson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 of 33 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Toronto went 1-for-6, while the Wild were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Toronto by a margin of 33-21.
Toronto looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Canadiens. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.