The CanSouth sports correspondent reports the Leafs played a strong 4-0 game against the Hurricanes. Auston Matthews scored an amazing second effort goal while being hooked to the ice on a breakaway. Connor Brown scored twice, Jake Gardiner added a goal and two assists, James van Riemsdyk had two assists and Curtis McElhinney made 37 saves for the Maple Leafs to earn his first shutout since January 2014.
The win advanced Toronto into the last playoff position in the East. The Canes were never in the game. Cam Ward was pulled half way through the third and replaced by Eddie Lack. This loss makes it extremely difficult for Carolina to make the playoffs this year.