Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Maple Leafs Roll, Reach 6-1-0

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Maple Leafs Roll, Reach 6-1-0

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Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves in his season debut and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period en route to a 6-3 victory over visiting Detroit on Wednesday night.

Starting in place of Frederik Andersen, who was given the night off, McElhinney stopped 15 shots in the third period to hold off the Red Wings.

Nazem Kadri, Zach Hyman, Auston Matthews, Connor Brown, Morgan Rielly and William Nylander scored to help Toronto improve to an NHL-best 6-1-0. The Maple Leafs were coming off a 2-0 victory on Tuesday in Washington.

Henrik Zetterberg, Tomas Tatar and Jonathan Ericsson scored for the Red Wings, and Nick Jensen had three assists.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard gave up three goals on four shots before getting yanked in favor of Petr Mrazek late in the first period. Toronto scored on its first two shots and four of its first five. …

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