A quick objective by Colorado got Tyson Barrie's homecoming off to a rough start, however Toronto's controling stretch helped him celebrate in his return to Denver.
Auston Matthews likewise had a goal and a help as Toronto made its 2nd straight win because Sheldon Keefe took over after Mike Babcock was fired Wednesday. Keefe coached the Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win at Arizona on Thursday night and had to make it through a mad ending to make another triumph.
"Sometimes they're not too pretty," goaltender Frederik Andersen stated of the win.
ENJOY Auston Matthews also had an objective and an assist as Toronto made its second straight win given that Sheldon Keefe took over after Mike Babcock was fired Wednesday. Barrie, who was traded to the Maple Leafs in July, got a warm reception from fans throughout a timeout in the first duration."I wasn't sure how it was going to feel coming back here," Barrie said. That went after Philipp Grubauer, who allowed 4 goals on 15 shots. The Avalanche crept back into the game with objectives from Andre Burakovsky in the second period and Valeri Nichushkin in the 3rd to make it 4-3.