Campbell wins 10th straight, Maple Leafs top Canadiens


TORONTO — Jack Campbell set a Toronto Maple Leafs record with his 10th consecutive win to start a season in a 3-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.

Campbell, who made 32 saves, broke the Maple Leafs record set by Felix Potvin (Oct. 7-28, 1993), Jacques Plante (Dec. 12, 1970-Jan. 9, 1971) and John Ross Roach (Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 1925). He also tied Canadiens goalie Carey Price for the NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season. Price won his first 10 games in 2016-17.

Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman each had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs (27-10-3), who have won five in a row and eight of nine.

Corey Perry scored twice for the Canadiens (17-10-9), who had won four of five. Jake Allen made 29 saves.

TJ Brodie scored his first goal with the Maple Leafs at 2:32 of the third period for a 2-1 lead.

Hyman made it 3-1 at 10:21 on a rebound of Matthews’ shot.

Perry cut it to 3-2 when he put in a rebound at the top of the crease at 17:45.

Matthews scored his NHL-leading 28th goal on a wraparound 54 seconds into the first period to give Toronto a 1-0 lead. He has scored in six of his past seven games and has seven goals during that span.

Perry tied it 1-1 at 2:15 of the first period when he took a pass from Nick Suzuki and shot between Campbell’s pads from the slot.

Montreal outshot Toronto 17-4 in the second period.

The Maple Leafs were without forward William Nylander, who was placed in NHL COVID-19 protocol earlier Wednesday.

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