EDMONTON, Alberta (AP)
Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal of the season as the Maple Leafs got just their second road win of the season, beating the
''I think we stuck to the game plan the whole 60 minutes and we didn't get away from it too much,'' Matthews said. ''We got pucks in deep and kind of just played heavy down there, grinding them down low. They're a very good rush team, so we wanted to eliminate that from them. So I think we did a pretty good job of that tonight.''
''It probably wasn't our prettiest win, but we're very happy to kick off this road trip with two points,'' Toronto assistant captain
''It's frustrating, the highs and lows,'' said McDavid, who had his ninth multi-point game of the season. ''It's stupid mistakes that are costing us. We just have to bear down.''
Toronto took a 1-0 lead not long after Edmonton's
Andersen made 12 saves in the opening period, including a huge glove stop to rob
Less than 3 minutes into the second, van Riemsdyk was left completely alone in front of the Oilers net and had three whacks at the puck before getting it past Talbot for his 10th.
Sekera beat Andersen on a long shot from the point 2:01 later to cut the deficit in half.
Kadri restored the two-goal lead at 6:00.
Hyman extended Toronto's lead to 4-1 with just over 3 minutes remaining in the middle period, swatting in a puck that bounced around in front of the net.
''It's almost like we were kind of waiting for the first thing to happen rather than going out there and making it happen,'' he said. ''That is still something we are learning as a young group. No matter whom you are playing, you have to get up for the games. It starts here in this dressing room and creating that emotion before the puck.''
The Oilers cut into the lead four minutes into the third as McDavid made the most of a partial breakaway, scoring his 11th goal and league-leading 31st point.
NOTES: It was the second and final meeting between the Oilers and Maple Leafs this season. Toronto won the first contest 3-2 in overtime at the beginning of November.
Toronto: At Calgary on Wednesday night.
Oilers: At Winnipeg on Thursday night.