Maple Leafs’ Andrew Campbell scores twice on a breakaway goal to lead Maple Leafs past Oilers in OT
Maple Leafs rookie Andrew Campbell scored twice on an assist to help the Maple Leafs defeat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Saturday.
The victory capped a promising start for the Leafs, who opened the season with a 7-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday and have now won six straight.
“I thought our first period was really good, I thought our second period was good,” Maple Leafs coach Dave Cameron said.
Cameron said he was pleased with the play of his defencemen, who played a solid two-way game, while the Leafs continued to get on the board offensively.
Campbell, who scored his first goal of the season after he scored the first of two in the third period of Saturday’s game, picked up the puck from defenceman Joffrey Lupul and passed it along the boards to winger Mikhail Grabovski for an open-ice chance.
After giving Lupul the pass, Grabovsk, a two-time Calder Trophy winner and two-year member of the Maple Leaf’s first line, slid the puck down the right side of the ice for a one-timer by Campbell.
Lupul, who had been playing against Oilers forward Jordan Eberle, made the save and scored the next goal for the Maple Maple Leafs.
With the victory, the Maple and Leafs move to 2-0 on the season.