Thursday, the Washington Capitals traveled to Toronto for a matchup with the Maple Leafs and Ilya Samsonov. Would Sammy be able to stymie the club that drafted him or would he hand them their first victory of the season?
John Tavares kicked things off with a tap-in goal on a power play. Nic Dowd and Marcus Johansson would burn their former teammate in the Toronto net to turn things all the way around for the Caps after the first twenty minutes.
Calle Jarnkrok tied things back up early in the second via Caps defensive breakdown. Auston Matthews deflected one past a stunned Charlie Lindgren to give Toronto a third-period lead.
Maple Leafs beat Capitals 3-2.
Nice scene: Rodion Amirov, the #leafs 2020 first-round pick who was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year, gets introduced at Scotiabank Arena before the home opener.
Amirov recently finished his fourth round of chemotherapy.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 13, 2022
I asked John Tortorella if he has found something the Flyers are good at and can build on that, an identity?
🎧Very honest conversation with John Tortorella going into season opener tonight⬇️https://t.co/2DH3zYNX74
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) October 13, 2022
— RMNB (@rmnb) October 13, 2022
The Caps will have a day off tomorrow before they’re back home to take on the Montreal Canadiens. Need a win there.
Headline photo via @JohnWaltonPxP/Twitter
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