Matthews, Nylander lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Wild

first_img Auston Matthews and William Nylander each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Tuesday night.Alexander Kerfoot also scored and John Tavares added an empty-net goal for Toronto, which improved to 7-0-1 in its last eight games. Toronto has won 13 of 18 games since Sheldon Keefe took over as coach.Frederik Andersen, named a first-time all-star Monday, stopped 26 shots.Ryan Suter had a goal and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves for Minnesota. The Wild, 10-4-3 at home, lost the first two games of a stretch in which they play 16 of 19 games at Xcel Energy Center.Moments after a “Let’s Go Wild!” chant began to offset a loud “Go Leafs Go!” from fans supporting the visitors, Matthews completed a perfect tic-tac-toe passing play with Nylander and Mitchell Marner to make it 3-0 on the power-play midway through the second period.Matthews has eight goals and six assists in his last seven games. His 27 goals are second in the league; Boston’s David Pastrnak has 29.Suter scored on the power play to get the Wild within 3-1 later in the second period. Andersen was screened by Mikko Koivu, who returned to the lineup after missing 12 games with a lower-body injury.Minnesota went 1 for 3 on the power play and is 4 for 37 in its last 14 games.Kerfoot scored off a pass from Tavares less than 6 minutes into the game for a 1-0 lead. Toronto made it 2-0 with 30.2 seconds left in the opening period when Matthews jammed at the puck at the right post before it trickled out to Nylander, who swept it in from inside the blue paint.Nylander has goals in four straight games and six in his past seven. He also has five assists in that seven-game span.NOTES: Toronto D Justin Holl signed a three-year contract extension with an average value of $2 million per season. The Minnesota native has established career highs with 10 assists and 11 points in 39 games this season. … Minnesota has scored 41 second-period goals in its last 28 games, tops in the league since Nov. 2. … The Wild is 1-12-1 when trailing after two periods.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: At Winnipeg Jets on ThursdayWild: Host Winnipeg Jets on Saturday LIVE TV Associated Press Television News First Published: 1st January, 2020 11:50 IST Written By Last Updated: 1st January, 2020 11:50 IST Matthews, Nylander Lead Maple Leafs To 4-1 Win Over Wild Auston Matthews and William Nylander each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Tuesday night.center_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

PETER BAFFLES THE DOCS TO NOTCH UP HIS 100TH MARATHON

first_imgA Donegal man who was told by surgeons to stop running a number of years ago notched up his 100th marathon today!Peter celebrates with his 100th marathon medal!When Peter McGlynn underwent a quadruple heart by-pass after completing his 67th marathon, most thought his race days were behind him.A round of golf or a spot of fishing were probably what the doctor ordered. But those who knew the Letterkenny man allowed themselves a gentle smile at the thought of Peter throwing his runners into a cupboard to gather dust.But the Bomany man is no ordinary athlete.So when he completed his 100th such race this afternoon in Longford, some weren’t that surprised at all.As the former HSE employee puts it ‘They told me to perhaps not run another marathon but they said nothing about walking them.” Peter can be seen tramping the streets in and around Letterkenny and into the wider countryside most days.Peter celebrates with his friend Seamus Temple at the finish line today.If he’s not with his trusted friends Seamus Temple and Jimmy Harte, he’s alone but always raising a hand to the endless motorists who salute him.Today he nipped in under the six hour mark and told Donegal Daily he was delighted having reached a century of marathons.The ever-competitive athlete said “We were over three hours at the half-way stage so we had plenty of ground to make up.“I’m delighted we did and I’m delighted to have completed one hundred marathons. I feel great but I am tired. “I need a bit of a rest before I can even think of celebrating,” he said.Peter was met at the finish line by his friend and fellow marathon man Seamus Temple of Crievesmith, Letterkenny.At 70 years young Seamus completed the half marathon version of the race in preparation for the Dublin City Marathon in October.His friend Senator Jimmy Harte was also one of the first to congratulate Peter. Today Donegal Daily salutes Peter.He’s an inspiration to young and old that life is for living and not sitting around growing old.PETER BAFFLES THE DOCS TO NOTCH UP HIS 100TH MARATHON was last modified: August 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:heart by-passletterkennyMarathonPeter McGlynnlast_img read more