"The Devils started out with 11 goals in their first two games". The Maple Leafs won two of the three meetings a year ago and the total went over in all three meetings. He is off to a great start already this season and been at the forefront of Toronto's strong start. Auston Matthews recorded his third score of the season for Toronto 13 minutes into the period. These teams have played more than their share of low-scoring affairs in Toronto over the years, going under the total in 20 of their previous 28 meetings at the ACC - and the majority of those totals sat at 5 or 5 1/2. "They both have high hockey IQ".
Pavel Zacha scored his first goal of the season to give the Devils a 3-2 lead at 9:58 of the second period.
"They're showing signs that they're much more creative, they're much more youth driven than they are right now, and I think the simplest way to assess what we've seen in the opening two games: this has been a lot of fun to watch", Cangialosi said. New Jersey has dropped six of its last seven to Atlantic Division foes.
Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal at 8:33 of the first period to put the Maple Leafs up 1-0, but Wood scored twice in 1:38 to give the Devils the lead. It's that balanced scoring that makes this team so unsafe, as it has posted three straight overs to open the season with two totals at 6 and one at 6 1/2. "By Christmas, DeBoer was sacked and the Devils finished 28th in scoring in the National Hockey League".