CALGARY — Auston Matthews scored two goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their fourth straight win, 5-3 against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday.
John Tavares had a goal and an assist to reach 800 NHL points for Toronto (26-10-3), which has won seven of eight (7-0-1), including 4-2 on Sunday in the first of a two-game set at Calgary.
Jack Campbell made 26 saves to improve to 9-0-0, tying him for the longest winning streak by a goalie in Maple Leafs history with Felix Potvin (Oct. 7-28, 1993), Jacques Plante (Dec. 12, 1970-Jan. 9, 1971) and John Ross Roach (Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 1925).
Mikael Backlund scored two goals for Calgary (16-21-3), which has lost four straight and are 2-9-0 since a three-game winning streak that started when Darryl Sutter took over as coach on March 11. Jacob Markstrom made 25 saves.
Matthews scored on the power play to put Toronto ahead 4-3 at 10:50 of the third period. It was his NHL-leading 27th goal. Tavares had an assist to reach the milestone.
Matthews’ second of the night came 45 seconds after Backlund scored his second shorthanded to tie the game 3-3 at 10:05.
Tavares scored to make it 5-3 at 12:10 when he shot a loose puck in the slot.
Jason Spezza gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead at 3:10 of the second period when he scored on his own rebound from the edge of the crease.
Matthews scored to make it 2-0 at 7:53.
Andrew Mangiapane cut the lead to 2-1 at 18:06, and Backlund tied it 2-2 4:17 into the third period when he picked up a loose puck off a scrambled offensive zone draw and shot underneath Campbell.
Wayne Simmonds scored from his knees on a backdoor pass from Pierre Engvall to put Toronto up 3-2 at 7:13.