Frederik Andersen made 24 saves towards his former staff and the unbeaten Carolina Hurricanes matched the most effective five-game begin in franchise historical past by defeating the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Monday night time.

Sebastian Aho, Steven Lorentz and Nino Niederreiter scored second-period targets for the Hurricanes. Andrei Svechnikov added an empty-netter and Jaccob Slavin had two assists.

Carolina additionally was 5-0-0 in 2019-20.

Jack Campbell stopped 31 pictures for Toronto, which is 0-3-1 in its previous 4 video games and has managed only one purpose in three of them.

Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs together with his first purpose of the season. His wraparound got here 3:25 in.

With the Hurricanes failing to attain within the first interval, it meant they trailed coming into the second for the primary time this season.

Aho and Lorentz scored lower than 2 1/2 minutes aside within the second. Aho has some extent in each Carolina recreation this season, whereas Lorentz obtained his first purpose of the season.


Matthews was the NHL chief in targets with 41 final season, so getting him within the scoring column was key. He was with out an help throughout his first three video games as effectively.


Slavin, a defenseman, was known as for a second-period tripping penalty. That was his first penalty in additional than 1,074 minutes of ice time courting to final March. The stretch included the 2021 playoffs and lined components of 45 video games.


David Ayres, who made historical past in February 2020 by changing into the one emergency backup goalie to get an NHL victory when he rescued the Hurricanes towards the Maple Leafs in Toronto, was honored once more in Raleigh. This time, he dealt with the pregame siren ringing to welcome the Hurricanes to the ice.

A bit later, Petr Mrazek, who was Carolina’s high goalie for components of the previous three seasons however is out of the Toronto lineup due to an harm, obtained a giant ovation when launched throughout the first interval. He acknowledged the gang from an upper-arena field.


Maple Leafs: Finish a three-game highway journey Wednesday night time at Chicago.

Hurricanes: Host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night time within the opening a part of their first back-to-back of the season.