TORONTO (AP) — Just over a week ago [url=]Authentic Julio Jones Jersey[/url] , Michael Hutchinson was battling to get back in the NHL. Now, he’s filling a key need for the Toronto Maple Leafs.Hutchinson stopped 28 shots for his first shutout in more than two years, Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists, and the Maple Leafs beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Saturday night.Hutchinson was playing for Springfield of the AHL when he was acquired from Florida last weekend with Toronto starter Frederik Anderson (groin) and backup Garret Sparks (concussion) still sidelined.“It’s hard to imagine,” Hutchinson said of how much his life changed in only eight days. “Being in Springfield, you don’t know where your season’s going and how things are going to turn out.“You’re just kind of grinding away (in the minors). … Things change really quick in pro hockey.”In his second consecutive start for the team he cheered for growing up in nearby Barrie, Ontario, Hutchinson got his fourth career shutout and the first since Oct. 28, 2016, when he was with Winnipeg.“Definitely looking forward to tonight (and) getting a chance to take a step back and really enjoy this moment.” He added.Andersen and Sparks were both in Toronto’s locker-room to congratulate Hutchinson before their new teammate had time to peel off his gear that still includes Florida’s colors.“Goalies tend to bond pretty quick,” Hutchinson said.John Tavares, Andreas Johnsson, Trevor Moore and Igor Ozhiganov also scored as the Maple Leafs snapped a two-game skid that followed a five-game winning streak.“We played pretty well,” Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said. “When we put our work in front of our skill we’ve got a chance to have success.”Jacob Markstrom stopped 29 shots for Vancouver, which was shut out for the third time in its last four games.“We looked tired,” Canucks coach Travis Green said. “That’s not a team that you really want to play tired against.”The Canucks, playing for the third time in four nights [url=]Julio Jones Jersey Limited[/url] , were without star rookie Elias Pettersson after the rookie injured his right knee in Thursday night’s 2-0 loss at Montreal. Green said the 20-year-old, who leads the Canucks and all NHL rookies with 42 points, is expected to miss at least a week with a slight sprain to his medial collateral ligament.Toronto opened the scoring at 8:54 of the first period when Tavares outmuscled Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson in front to tip home his 27th goal of the season off Morgan Rielly’s point shot. The chance came seconds after Mitch Marner, who had scored nine goals in his last eight outings, missed the net on a great chance from the slot.The Maple Leafs made it 2-0 with 5 1/2 minutes left on Moore’s first in the NHL in his fifth game. The speedy winger blew past Derrick Pouliot before beating Markstrom between the pads.“It was surreal,” the 23-year-old Moore said. “I got chills.”Bo Horvat had Vancouver’s only two quality opportunities of the period, but Hutchinson was there to stop him on a partial breakaway and another shot late on a Canucks power play.Hutchinson entered the night 3-1-0 with a .935 save percentage and a 1.77 goals-against average in four career starts against Vancouver with Winnipeg between 2013 and 2018, and needed to be sharp in the second.He took two shots off the mask early in the period before making a nice stop on Jay Beagle’s redirection.Markstrom, who was 8-1-0 in December to get Vancouver back into the playoff hunt, kept his team within two when he stopped Kasperi Kapanen and Ozhiganov off the rush before Patrick Marleau’s third attempt was deflected out of play.Matthews then put things out of reach at 4:45 of the third on a wraparound for his 20th, and first in six games. The goal was also worth $212,500 as part of the bonus structure of his entry-level contract.Johnsson made it 4-0 with his ninth, firing upstairs short-side on Markstrom after coming out from behind the Vancouver net at 11:55.Ozhiganov capped the scoring with his second with 5:11 left.NOTES: Hutchinson played 102 games with Winnipeg before suiting up for four this season as a member of the Panthers prior to the deal as Toronto searched for goaltending depth. … Andersen said after Friday’s practice, his first full session since Dec. 27, that he’s close to a return. … Marleau played the 1,616th game of his career to pass Larry Murphy and move into sole possession for ninth all-time in NHL history. … Marner played his 200th game.UP NEXTCanucks: Host Arizona on Thursday night to open a stretch of six straight at home over 14 days.Maple Leafs: Host Nashville on Monday night. The Vegas Golden Knights showed resiliency scoring four consecutive goals after falling behind 2-0 in the first period against the New York Islanders on Thursday night in Las Vegas.Resiliency was the word of the night with the Golden Knights (20-15-2) preparing for another game at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday afternoon against the Montreal Canadiens (18-13-5).Vegas defenseman Colin Miller — resilient in the fact that he was one of two Golden Knights to play in every regular-season game in their two-year franchise history — was absent in the game against the Islanders because an undisclosed injury he suffered in Monday’s game at Columbus.Article continues below ...Center William Karlsson now stands alone as the Vegas iron man playing in every regular season game dating to last year’s inaugural season.“When you play a full 82-game schedule the way the NHL is today (with) big, strong guys [url=][/url] , it’s a lot of luck and it’s a lot of making sure you’re in good shape and good condition. I think Colin does that,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “He works out hard and a lot of it has to do with luck, too, because when you play in the NHL an 82-game schedule, a lot of the travel like we had, if you can play all 82 games that says something about you.”Miller, who is listed as day-to-day with his injury, played in 119 consecutive games from April 8, 2017, to Dec. 17 and all but one came with the Knights. He also played in all 20 postseason games during the Knights’ run to the Stanley Cup Final.In 36 games, Miller has two goals and 15 assists. He finished with 10 goals and 31 assists in 82 games in his first season with the Knights.“There’s a lot of things that can go wrong. You could get hit, or you can get hit by a puck or whatever. Or you could get sick,” Karlsson said. “And you’ve got to play good, too, right? If you don’t play good, someone else is going to take your spot. That plays in, too.“There’s a lot of things that could make you stay out. Me [url=]Authentic Matt Ryan Jersey[/url] , I’ve been fortunate enough since I got here to be in the lineup.”Karlsson scored his team-high 14th goal at 6:22 of the third period against the Islanders to tie the game 2-2, and Paul Stastny scored 1:03 later to help the Knights earn their sixth straight win and ninth in the past 10 games at T-Mobile Arena.“We showed a lot of character (coming back from the 2-0 deficit),” goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said. “I don’t think I saw many pucks in that second (period) and we dominated, got a big goal and kept coming at them.”Montreal is coming off a gutsy win of its own, a 2-1 victory at Arizona on Thursday night, as goaltender Carey Price earned his 300th career win by turning away 36 shots on goal.He became just the second goaltender in franchise history to reach the milestone, joining Hall-of-Famer Jacques Plante, who had 314 career wins.“I’m very proud. It’s been a long road to this point,” said Price, after improving his record to 10-1-0 in 11 career outings against Arizona. “And, it’s not over yet. You know what I mean?”Arizona tested Price with 14 shots in the first period, 15 in the second and eight more in the third. Only Oliver Ekman-Larsson managed to solve him with a power play goal.“I thought he stood on his head,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said of Price. “Some of those saves he made were vintage Carey Price that everybody got used to. It’s nice to see those kinds of games.”The Canadiens’ goals against the Coyotes were by captain Shea Weber and Paul Byron, who scored what proved to be the game-winner just 1:16 into the third period.Weber’s goal came on a power play, as the Canadiens’ man advantage was opportunistic for the second consecutive game. Jeff Petry collected the assist on Weber’s goal. Petry has reached the 20-assist plateau for a third consecutive season and the fourth time in his career.

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