Los Angeles Kings goaltender Cam Talbot looks on as Toronto Maple Leafs’ John Tavares goes after a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023 in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander shoots on Los Angeles Kings goaltender Cam Talbot during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023 in Toronto.
Adrian Kempe, Phillip Danault, Arthur Kaliyev and Andreas Englund scored for the Kings. Quinton Byfield added two assists. John Tavares scored for Toronto, which was coming off a 3-1-1 road trip that finished with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Joseph Woll stopped 23 shots.
With an assist on Tavares’ goal, Nylander passed former Maple Leafs Frank Mahovlich (1961-62), Lanny McDonald (1976-77) and John Anderson (1982-83) who had eight-game point streaks.Michael Carcone scores 3 times as Arizona Coyotes pound Chicago Blackhawks 8-1 headtopics.com
The Kings, who entered averaging an NHL-leading 4.38 goals, opened the scoring at 6:38 of the first period when Englund’s shot went in off the stick of Toronto defenseman Mark Giordano. It was the journeyman’s first goal in his 89th career game.
Los Angeles doubled its lead at 11:40 when former Maple Leafs winger Trevor Moore spun away from Timothy Liljegren down low and found Danault near the net for his second goal of the season. Woll robbed Kaliyev five minutes into the second, but the Kings forward scored on a power play at 9:46 when he settled a bouncing puck and scored his second. headtopics.com
Kevin Fiala fed Kaliyev to become the third Kings player in the last 25 years to register an assist streak of at least eight games. The Maple Leafs scored on a power play when Tavares ended Talbot’s shutout bid with his fifth at 8:25 of the third.
Later in the third, Toronto defenseman John Klingberg turned the puck over on a sequence and Kempe scored his third at 12:13.