Monday, September 18, 2017

Hoffman scores twice early, Senators cruise past Maple Leafs

Mike Hoffman scored twice in the first period for the Ottawa Senators against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the preseason opener for each team at Canadian Tire Centre.
Hoffman's goals, which came 2:43 apart, gave the Senators a 3-0 lead at 7:08. Tyler Randell made it 1-0 2:20 into the game, and Mark StoneGabriel Gagne and Cody Ceci scored for Ottawa. Craig Andersonmade 15 saves on 16 shots before being relieved midway through the second period by Daniel Taylor, who had 14 saves. 
Auston Matthews and William Nylander each scored a power-play goal for the Maple Leafs. Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 12 shots; backup Garret Sparks made 12 saves on 14 shots.

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