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Colorado 6, Toronto 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, January 14, 2019
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Steve Kozari, Pierre Lambert
Linesmen: Tony Sericolo, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 19248

Carl Soderberg scored his first career hat trick -- including the go-ahead goal midway through the third period -- and the visiting Colorado Avalanche defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 on Monday night.

Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Matt Calvert also scored goals for the Avalanche, who won for the second time in the past 11 games.

Calvert's goal and Soderberg's third goal were into an empty net in the third period.

Igor Ozhiganov, Kasperi Kapanen and Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost five of their past seven games. Auston Matthews added two assists for Toronto.

Goaltender Frederik Andersen returned to the Maple Leafs' net after missing eight games with a groin injury and the flu. He made 32 saves.

Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov made 17 saves.

Ozhiganov scored his third goal of the season at 2:14 of the second period on a wrist shot from the right point that Varlamov struggled to handle.

Toronto's Par Lindholm put the puck into the goal slightly more than a minute later but it was nullified when the video review showed the play was offside.

Kapanen scored his 15th goal of the season on a short shot from the right side of the goal at 3:28 of the second.

Landeskog deflected a shot by Tyson Barrie at 6:33 of the second for his 28th goal this season.

Colorado tied the game on Rantanen's 21st goal this season, unassisted, at 9:56 of the second on a shot from the right circle.

Colorado took a 3-2 lead on Soderberg's 13th goal, an unassisted, shorthanded effort at 14:29 of the second after he took the puck from defenseman Jake Gardiner near the goal and snapped his shot while sprawling. Marner tied the game at 6:00 of the third period with his 18th goal, a wrist shot from the left circle.

Colorado regained the lead when Soderberg scored his second of the game at 11:45 of the third on a shot from the left circle.

Calvert scored his seventh this season into the vacant goal at 17:09 of the third and Soderberg scored his 15th into an empty net at 18:12.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Colorado   Toronto
Carl Soderberg 3 Points Auston Matthews 2
Carl Soderberg 3 Goals Kasperi Kapanen 1
Tyson Barrie 1 Assists Auston Matthews 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Carl Soderberg 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .850 Save Percentage Frederik Andersen .889
Semyon Varlamov 17 Saves Frederik Andersen 32
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 38 6 0-2 2-2 6 21
Toronto 20 3 0-2 2-2 6 33
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Ottawa. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .440 after a loss.