Nylander gets first points in Maple Leafs win against Hurricanes
Forward has two assists; Tavares scores 19th goal of season
William Nylander got his first points of the season with two assists for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Tuesday.
Nylander was playing his third game since signing a six-year contract worth $6.9 million annually Dec. 1.
“It gets you feeling good, and playing well and creating chances is important,” the forward said. “I can build off of it. I’m just trying to get back as fast as possible. Every game is getting better and better.”
Patrick Marleau and John Tavares scored third-period goals, and Frederik Andersen made 29 saves for Toronto (21-9-1), which had lost two in a row.
Justin Williams scored, and Petr Mrazek made 25 saves for Carolina (13-12-4).
Headed down south to the land of the pines.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 12, 2018