Matthews played much of the night matched up against Chicago’s top line with Patrick Kane. Matthews finished with six shots on net and the winning goal while Kane, who entered with 22 points in 13 career games against Toronto, finished minus-three with one shot and no points.
Auston was determined, he was playing head to head against Kane all night, did a real nice job, said Leafs coach Mike Babcock.
Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won their first three games.
Montreal had two goals disallowed earlier in the opening period. The first was taken away after a video review when officials determined forward Andrew Shaw kicked the puck into the net 6:24 into the game. Just more than 2 1/2 minutes later, Vigneault challenged another Montreal score for goaltender interference and officials determined Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty made contact with Lundqvist on the play.
Game Kids Earl Watford Jersey The positive thing is we had chances, Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec said. We had some pressure going. We have to find ways to get results. We have to keep working at it.
Skjei tossed the puck to the front of the net and it deflected off Montreal defenseman Shea Weber’s skate and in with 2:35 left in the first period, giving the Rangers a lead for the first time this season.
Looking at the big picture, we’re still in it, said OU quarterback Baker Mayfield. We have 2015 to show for that. But for us, it’s not even about that right now. We’ve got to take care of business to win the Big 12.
Game Kids Bob Griese Jersey A signature win, though, can help compensate for a bad loss, and as long as Ohio State keeps winning, OU’s Week 2 win in Columbus will continue to resonate. The timing of OU’s loss is also relevant, as six of the nine losses by CFP semifinalists happened before the selection committee released its first official ranking of the season.