TOR Toronto Maple Leafs 4
Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leafs Overall (28-15)
ATS (22-21)
O/U (20-20-3)
January 10 2019
- MSG+
NJ New Jersey Devils 2
New Jersey Devils Devils Overall (16-27)
ATS (23-19)
O/U (24-16-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Puck Line ATS
123
2403 Toronto Maple Leafs -165 Under -105 (-1.5) +155 Cover: 0.5
301
2404 New Jersey Devils +145 Over -115 (+1.5) -175 UNDER: 6
020
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Spread ATS
2403 TOR -165 Under: -105 (-1.5) +155 Cover: 0.5
2404 NJ +145 Over: -115 (+1.5) -175 UNDER: 6
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/10/2019
5:45 PM
TOR
-165
NJ
+145
1/10/2019
5:42 PM
TOR
-165
NJ
+145
1/10/2019
5:33 PM
TOR
-160
NJ
+140
1/10/2019
4:54 PM
TOR
-160
NJ
+140
1/10/2019
12:09 PM
TOR
-160
NJ
+140
1/10/2019
10:33 AM
TOR
-170
NJ
+150
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/10/2019
5:45 PM
TOR(-1.5)
+155
NJ
-175
1/10/2019
5:42 PM
TOR(-1.5)
+155
NJ
-175
1/10/2019
5:33 PM
TOR(-1.5)
+145
NJ
-165
1/10/2019
4:54 PM
TOR(-1.5)
+160
NJ
-180
1/10/2019
12:09 PM
TOR(-1.5)
+160
NJ
-180
1/10/2019
10:33 AM
TOR(-1.5)
+145
NJ
-165
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/10/2019
5:45 PM

-115

-105
1/10/2019
5:42 PM

-110

-110
1/10/2019
5:33 PM

-110

-110
1/10/2019
4:54 PM

-110

-110
1/10/2019
12:09 PM

-105

-115
1/10/2019
10:33 AM

-105

-115
Recap

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Tavares is earning every penny of the seven-year, $77 million contract the Toronto Maple Leafs gave him in the offseason.

Not only is he living up to the hype, the 28-year-old center is having a career year.

Tavares scored twice and hit the 300-goal mark for his career in leading the Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

"It's always that more satisfying when it contributes to a big win, especially bouncing back after the other night, so credit a lot of guys who I've played with over my career because obviously that was a big part of helping me be successful," said Tavares, who also picked up an assist on linemate Mitch Marner's empty-net goal with 22 seconds to play.

Tavares' best season was 38 goals and 48 assists in 2014-15 with the Islanders. He now had 29 goals and 21 assists in 43 games with the Maple Leafs.

Tavares and Marner were helped by the return of left wing Zach Hyman, who was activated missing eight games with an ankle injury.

"They're awesome," Hyman said after posting a plus-4 night. "I just try and get them the puck as much as I can. John's pretty tenacious on it and you see how strong he is and how he gets the puck back all the time. He's one of the best finishers around the net. Mitch is an elite passer but he can also get himself open to shoot and you're seeing more of that this year."

Defenseman Ron Hainsey also scored in Toronto's three-goal first period and third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves as the Maple Leafs beat the Devils for the third time in as many games.

"We need to start stringing together wins and playing complete games and giving ourselves a shot," forward Kyle Palmieri said after New Jersey lost for the fourth time in five games. "Tonight, obviously, we dug ourselves a bit of hole, but it was good to see we stuck with our game."

Blake Coleman and Brian Boyle scored in a 26-second span for the Devils late in the second period to get New Jersey within a goal. Keith Kinkaid made 39 saves, including two on Tavares that prevented his hat trick and 30th goal of the season.

Hutchinson, who was acquired in a trade with Florida on Dec. 29, made his fourth straight start with Frederik Anderson and Garret Sparks out with injuries. He came up big early in the third period, stopping Brett Seney in close.

The Maple Leafs outscored the Devils 13-3 in winning the first two games this season, and it looked like they were headed for another blowout after the opening 20 minutes.

Hainsey scored his first goal since Nov. 23 with a shot from the left point at 4:30. Tavares got his 300th goal less than three minutes later, lifting the rebound of Jake Gardiner's shot past Kinkaid. He would add No. 301 in the waning seconds of the period, finishing off a great play on which Mitch Marner made a cross-ice pass to Morgan Rielly and the defenseman found Tavares with another cross-ice pass for a shot into an open net.

New Jersey didn't make it a game until the later stages of the second period when Coleman and Boyle woke up the crowd at the Prudential Center. Coleman got his career-best 14th goal and third in four games, putting his own rebound past Hutchinson. Boyle scored on a shot that might have been deflected by Gardiner.

The Devils were outshot 15-3 in the third period.

NOTES: The Devils placed G Mackenzie Blackwood (lower body) on injured reserve and recalled F Kevin Rooney from Binghamton (AHL). ... Reigning MVP Taylor Hall (lower body) missed his eighth straight game. ... Kasimir Kaskisuo was recalled from the AHL Toronto Marlies on emergency basis to back up Hutchinson.

UP NEXT

Maple Leafs: Host the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Devils: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

___

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Matchup
Maple Leafs Overall
W/L 28-15
ATS 22-21
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 2.8
Total 20-20-3
Maple Leafs Away
W/L 15-6
ATS 12-9
Goals For 4.0
Goals Against 3.0
Total 11-8-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-10
6:00 PM
at Devils W 4-2 W (-1.5) U (6.5)
1-7
6:00 PM
Predators L 4-0 L (-1.5) U (6)
1-5
6:00 PM
Canucks W 5-0 W (-1.5) U (6.5)
1-3
1:00 PM
Wild L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-29
6:00 PM
Islanders L 4-0 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-28
6:00 PM
at Blue Jackets W 4-2 W (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-23
6:30 PM
Red Wings W 5-4 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-22
6:00 PM
Rangers W 5-3 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
Panthers W 6-1 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-18
6:00 PM
at Devils W 7-2 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 3.9
Avg. Goals Against 2.6
ATS 6-4
Over/Under 5-5
Devils Overall
W/L 16-27
ATS 23-19
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 3.4
Total 24-16-2
Devils Home
W/L 11-9
ATS 11-8
Goals For 3.2
Goals Against 2.8
Total 9-9-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-10
6:00 PM
Maple Leafs L 4-2 L (1.5) U (6.5)
1-8
6:00 PM
at Sabres L 5-1 L (1.5) O (5.5)
1-6
3:00 PM
at Golden Knights L 3-2 W (1.5) U (6)
1-4
8:00 PM
at Coyotes W 3-2 W (1.5) U (6)
1-2
7:30 PM
at Stars L 5-4 W (1.5) O (6)
12-31
12:00 PM
Canucks W 4-0
12-29
12:00 PM
Hurricanes W 2-0 W (1.5) U (6)
12-27
6:00 PM
at Bruins W 5-2 W (1.5) O (6)
12-23
11:30 AM
Blue Jackets L 3-0 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-21
6:00 PM
Senators W 5-2 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 2.8
Avg. Goals Against 2.6
ATS 6-3
Over/Under 4-5
Game Summary
1st Period
NJ 18:06 Penalty to Brett Seney 2 minutes for Boarding (Drawn by Travis Dermott)
TOR 15:55 Penalty to John Tavares 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Ben Lovejoy)
NJ 15:55 Penalty to Ben Lovejoy 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by John Tavares)
TOR 15:30 GOAL scored by Connor Brown assisted by Ron Hainsey and Zach HymanTOR 1 NJ 0
TOR 12:39 GOAL scored by John Tavares assisted by Jake GardinerTOR 2 NJ 0
TOR 7:44 Penalty to Patrick Marleau 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Ben Lovejoy)
TOR 00:07 GOAL scored by John Tavares assisted by Morgan Rielly and Mitchell MarnerTOR 3 NJ 0
2nd Period
TOR 10:24 Penalty to Igor Ozhiganov 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Kyle Palmieri)
NJ 3:53 GOAL scored by Blake Coleman assisted by Andy Greene and Miles WoodTOR 3 NJ 1
NJ 3:27 GOAL scored by Brian Boyle assisted by Blake PietilaTOR 3 NJ 2
TOR 00:14 Penalty to Travis Dermott 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Miles Wood)
NJ 00:14 Penalty to Miles Wood 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Travis Dermott)
3rd Period
TOR 00:22 GOAL scored by Mitchell Marner assisted by John Tavares and Ron Hainsey (Empty Net)TOR 4 NJ 2
Box Score
Maple Leafs
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Patrick Marleau (C) 000202:0013:25
Kasperi Kapanen (RW) 000500:0016:23
Nazem Kadri (C) 000400:0015:54
Mitchell Marner (C) 112300:0018:50
Frederik Gauthier (C) 000020:007:43
Auston Matthews (C) 000420:0017:46
Andreas Johnsson (LW) 000100:0015:35
Connor Brown (RW) 101100:0011:17
William Nylander (C) 000100:0013:52
John Tavares (C) 213602:0016:32
Zach Hyman (C) 011300:0016:44
Par Lindholm (C) 000010:009:37

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Nikita Zaitsev (D) 000200:0023:21
Ron Hainsey (D) 022200:0024:39
Travis Dermott (D) 000112:0012:45
Morgan Rielly (D) 011510:0024:13
Igor Ozhiganov (D) 000002:0011:59
Jake Gardiner (D) 011310:0021:25

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Michael Hutchinson (G) 27/292.931WIN
Kasimir Kaskisuo (G) 0/00.000
Devils
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Blake Pietila (LW) 011000:0010:27
Travis Zajac (C) 000310:0019:52
Nico Hischier (C) 000110:0018:47
Kevin Rooney (C) 000200:008:17
Brian Boyle (C) 101100:0011:49
Pavel Zacha (C) 000000:0017:10
Jesper Bratt (LW) 000100:0018:35
Drew Stafford (RW) 000100:0011:53
Miles Wood (LW) 011402:0015:10
Brett Seney (LW) 000202:0012:27
Kyle Palmieri (RW) 000400:0018:42
Blake Coleman (C) 101300:0014:03

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Ben Lovejoy (D) 000012:0017:09
Andy Greene (D) 011110:0021:48
Steve Santini (D) 000010:0015:32
Damon Severson (D) 000310:0022:22
Will Butcher (D) 000100:0021:58
Sami Vatanen (D) 000230:0018:31

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Keith Kinkaid (G) 39/423.929LOSS
Cam Johnson (G) 0/00.000
Officials
Linesmen Brian Mach
Linesmen Matt MacPherson
Referee Kelly Sutherland
Referee Tom Chmielewski