Toronto hosts Anaheim after Matthews’ 2-goal game
Toronto; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts the Anaheim Ducks after Auston Matthews scored two goals in the Maple Leafs’ 5-3 loss to the Rangers.
The Maple Leafs have gone 13-7-7 in home games. Toronto is fourth in the league averaging 3.6 goals per game, led by Matthews with 39.
The Ducks are 10-16-3 in road games. Anaheim averages 10.8 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the NHL. Erik Gudbranson leads the team serving 91 total minutes.
The teams face off Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Matthews leads the Maple Leafs with 39 goals and has totaled 64 points. Mitchell Marner has totaled 13 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Ducks: 5-4-1, averaging 2.5 goals, four assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Maple Leafs: 4-4-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with a .881 save percentage.
Ducks: None listed.