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Toronto 6, Ottawa 0
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 1, 2022
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Reid Anderson, Eric Furlatt
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Michel Cormier
Attendance: 989

Ilya Mikheyev and William Nylander each scored two goals, and Jack Campbell earned his fourth shutout of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Ottawa Senators 6-0 Saturday night.

Campbell made 23 saves in picking up his eighth career shutout.

TJ Brodie had a goal and two assists and Justin Holl added a goal for the Maple Leafs, who had not played since Dec. 14 because of COVID-19 postponements. Alexander Kerfoot had three assists as Toronto won for the third straight game.

The game was played in an empty arena because of provincial COVID-19 restrictions.

Matt Murray made 34 saves for the Senators, who were playing their first game since Dec. 18. They have lost three straight.

Toronto scored two short-handed goals in the first period with Morgan Rielly off for crosschecking.

Holl scored his first goal of the season at 14:05 completing a two-on-one rush with David Kampf. It came after Brodie broke up an Ottawa rush in Toronto's end.

Mikheyev, playing his second game of the season, scored 27 seconds later after Kerfoot‘s pass put him in the clear.

Toronto entered the game with one short-handed goal all season and Ottawa had not allowed any.

Brodie scored his second goal of the season -- and the second in two games for the defenseman -- on a wraparound at 7:18 of the second period.

Brodie used his stick to help Campbell keep the puck out of the net on an Ottawa scoring attempt during a goalmouth scramble at 11:44 of the second.

Nylander scored on a breakaway at 13:41 of the third. Mikheyev scored his second goal this season on a power play at 14:42 with Drake Batherson off for high-sticking.

Nylander scored his 15th of the season at 17:14 of the third.

The Maple Leafs outshot the Senators 40-23 in the game.

Ottawa was without Tyler Ennis, Josh Norris, Nick Paul and Dillon Heatherington because of COVID-19 protocol.

Timothy Liljegren (COVID-19 protocol), Nick Ritchie and Jake Muzzin were Toronto scratches.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Toronto
N/A Points TJ Brodie 3
N/A Goals Ilya Mikheyev 2
N/A Assists Alexander Kerfoot 3
N/A Power Play Goals Ilya Mikheyev 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Justin Holl 1
Matt Murray .850 Save Percentage Jack Campbell 1.000
Matt Murray 34 Saves Jack Campbell 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 23 0 0-3 5-6 12 22
Toronto 40 6 1-6 3-3 6 39
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Senators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .300 after a loss.