Thornton scores 1st goal for Toronto in win over Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Joe Thornton scored his very first objective for Toronto, linemates Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner likewise linked for the very first time this season, and the Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday night.

”We have a great deal of enjoyable out there,” Thornton stated. ”I believe we’ll continue to keep growing as a line since we are having a good time and we get delighted prior to every video game. I believe you can inform each video game we’re improving which’s a genuine excellent indication.”

Marner had 2 helps and Thornton and Matthews one each to assist the Maple Leafs rebound from a 5-3 loss to the Senators on Friday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

”That line you might inform right from the drop of the puck today that it was going to have a night,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe stated.

The 41-year-old Thornton signed a one-year offer with the Maple Leafs in the offseason.

Tim Stutzle scored his very first NHL objective and Nick Paul likewise scored for Ottawa. The 19-year-old Stutzle, from Germany, was the 3rd general choice in in 2015.

”It was absolutely an excellent sensation however in the end I wished to come out with a win,” Stutzle stated.

Matt Murray went back to the Ottawa internet while the Maple Leafs provided backup Jack Campbell his very first start of the season. Murray stopped 37 shots, and Campbell 17.


Maple Leafs: At Winnipeg on Monday night.

Senators: Host Winnipeg on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.