The Toronto Maple Leafs enjoyed smooth sailing in pursuit of a playoff spot -- until Saturday. Andersen is listed as day-to-day with what is being termed an upper-body injury. Curtis McElhinney, who took over from Andersen on Saturday and allowed three goals on 22 shots, will start Tuesday night when
Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid are the cornerstones of the rebuilds in Toronto and Edmonton. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers have a lot in common. Since the 2005 lockout, Toronto has appeared in the playoffs just once, falling to Boston in the first round of 2013.
The duelling losses — of Andersen and the game, Toronto's18th defeat in their past 21 trips here — put a damper on what should have been a more joyous occasion. Auston Matthews, drafted here No. 1 overall back in June, scored his 34th goal of the season — a marker that tied the franchise rookie record