The Toronto Maple Leafs go back on the road Monday night for a game in Columbus, OH against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Toronto comes into Monday night as one of the best teams in the NHL sitting at 35-16-4 overall despite riding a two game losing streak. Toronto lost 6-4 to the Vancouver Canucks last game out. Goalie Jack Campbell struggled in the net for Toronto posting a .821 save percentage after allowing five goals on 28 shots in just under 57.5 minutes on the ice.
Auston Matthews carried the Toronto offense scoring two goals on eight shots in just over 22 minutes on the ice. John Tavares added one goal and one assist, while Nicholas Robertson chipped in one goal as well.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will play their 5th consecutive home game Monday night struggling as of late losers of four of the last five games played including two in a row following a 5-4 lost to Boston. Jakub Voracek led the way for the Columbus offense with one goal and one assist, while three other Blue Jackets found the net as well.
Offensively Columbus has been a strong team this season averaging 3.27 goals on 29.6 shots per game period Boone Jenner leads the Columbus offense with 44 points this season to go along with a team high 23 goals. Jakub Voracek is the top set up man with 39 assists this season.