WINNIPEG – John Tavares scored two power-play goals and Auston Matthews contributed three assists to propel the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
David Kampf and Michael Bunting also had goals for the Leafs, who were kicking off a five-game NHL road trip.
Ilya Samsonov made 31 saves for Toronto (4-2-0), giving him victories in all four starts he’s made this season.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for the Jets (2-3-0) in front of a sellout crowd of 15,325 fans at Canada Life Centre, many clad in Leafs jerseys.
Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 shots for Winnipeg.
New Jets head coach Rick Bowness recorded a loss in his season debut behind the bench. He missed the team’s first four games after testing positive for COVID-19.
(The Canadian Press) 21:48ET 22-10-22
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