National Hockey League
Toronto 6, Los Angeles 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Conor O'Donnell
Linesmen: Vaughan Rody, Killian McNamara
Attendance: 15166

John Tavares, Auston Matthews and Pierre Engvall each had a goal and an assist for the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs in a 6-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

Alexander Kerfoot, Jason Spezza and Michael Bunting also scored, Rasmus Sandin had three assists, and Jack Campbell made 30 saves for Toronto, which has won 12 of 14.

Sean Durzi had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut, Viktor Arvidsson also scored, and Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for the Kings, who have lost five in a row following a seven-game winning streak.

Toronto showed its speed early when Kerfoot scored on a backhand off the rush for a 1-0 lead at 4:30 of the first period.

Arvidsson tied it 1-1 when he deflected a point shot from Durzi at 1:21 of the second period.

The Maple Leafs took over from there, scoring four straight goals in the second period to build a 5-1 lead entering the third.

Wayne Simmonds centered the puck to Engvall off a 4-on-3 rush and he scored into the open side of the net for a 2-1 lead at 3:19.

Tavares scored his ninth of the season when he deflected a shot past Quick to make it 3-1 at 5:26.

Matthews, who led the NHL with 41 goals in 52 games last season, scored his eighth of the season at 13:16 to make it 4-1. Tavares brought the puck out from behind the Los Angeles net and fed Matthews on the other side for the redirection.

Los Angeles killed the first two Toronto penalties, but Spezza capitalized on the third when he scored on a slap shot from the top of the right circle for a 5-1 lead at 15:36.

The Maple Leafs scored six goals for the first time this season shortly after Quick made a diving stick save on Sandin, but Bunting scored the rebound to make it 6-1 at 3:59 of the third period.

Durzi scored on a power play to make it 6-2 with 3:52 left.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Toronto   Los Angeles
Rasmus Sandin 3 Points Viktor Arvidsson 2
Michael Bunting 1 Goals Viktor Arvidsson 1
Rasmus Sandin 3 Assists Viktor Arvidsson 1
Jason Spezza 1 Power Play Goals Viktor Arvidsson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jack Campbell .938 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .842
Jack Campbell 30 Saves Jonathan Quick 32
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 38 6 1-3 1-3 6 32
Los Angeles 32 2 2-3 2-3 6 19
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Ottawa. The Kings have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .182 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .571 after a loss.