Marner scores in third, Maple Leafs complete two-game sweep of Flames


CALGARY — Mitchell Marner scored at 12:14 of the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs to their third straight win, 4-3 against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.

Marner and Auston Matthews each had a goal and an assist, and Frederik Andersen made 23 saves for the Maple Leafs (6-2-0), who have won five of their past six and completed a two-game sweep of the Flames.

Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals for Calgary (2-2-1), which lost 3-2 against Toronto on Sunday. Jacob Markstrom made 17 saves.

Marner broke a tie when he one-timed a pass from Matthews to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 lead. It was Marner’s fifth multipoint game this season; he has scored six points (two goals, four assists) in his past three games.

The Flames had rallied to tie it after trailing 3-1; Lucic cut it to 3-2 at 14:21 of the second period with a shot that beat Andersen five-hole from the slot. His goal was one of 18 shots for Calgary in the period.

Gaudreau tied it 3-3 with his second of the game on the power play at 9:03 of the third period. He has scored seven points (four goals, three assists) in a five-game point streak to start the season.

Wayne Simmonds gave Toronto a 1-0 lead at 3:44 of the first period when he scored on his own rebound, and Matthews made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 14:16 after taking a cross-ice pass from Marner.

The Maple Leafs outshot the Flames 10-1 in the first period.

Gaudreau scored on the Flames’ third shot of the game, a deke from the edge of the crease at 1:08 of the second to make it 2-1.

Travis Boyd quickly responded at 2:09 to give Toronto a 3-1 lead.

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