The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Saturday night. The buds had 9 different players register at least a point against the Sens. The Leafs now have 70 points in the standings and sit in 3rd place in the Atlantic division.

The Big Four Continue To Roll

The Leafs’ top offensive weapons of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander and John Tavares continue to consistently cause havoc for their opposing goaltenders and defenders. Auston Matthews was the only player in this game to have a multi-point game. For Matthews, that is his 23rd multi-point game of the season. Marner picks up an empty-netter to seal the victory and now has 11 points in his last 9 games. With an assist against the Senators, Tavares is currently riding a 7-game point streak. Nylander scored the game-winner and now has hit the scoresheet in 11 of his past 12 games. With 23 games to go in the season, all four of Matthews, Marner, Nylander and Tavares have hit the 50-point plateau.

Hyman’s Hard Work Paying Off

Zach Hyman is having himself a season to remember. With an assist against the Senators on Saturday night, Hyman extended his point streak to 5 games. Hyman has scored 16 points in his last 14 games. Despite missing the first 19 games of the season with an ankle injury, he is on pace to have his first 50 point season of his career.

Campbell Creating Controversy

Leafs’ newly acquired goaltender Jack Campbell has really impressed since coming over in a trade from the Los Angeles Kings. He turned aside 25 of the 27 shots he faced against the Senators on Saturday night including some speculator saves in the dying seconds of the 3rd period. Campbell is now 3-0-1 with a 2.40 goals against average and a .919 save percentage as a member of the Maple Leafs. If Campbell continues to produce these type of numbers, one can only wonder if there might be some goaltending controversy in Leaf land as goalie Frederik Andersen has had a miserable last two months and has put up his worst numbers statistically as a Maple Leaf.

The Leafs have their work cut out for them as they head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on a second half of a back-to-back. The Sabres are riding a 2 game winning streak and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The Leafs will turn to struggling Goaltender Frederik Andersen in hopes that he can build confidence and regain his old form.