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Toronto blanks Vegas in 4-0 shutout

Vegas suffered its fifth defeat of the season by way of a 4-0 shutout on the road at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday, Nov. 2.

It was the first game of a four-game road trip.

The Golden Knights offense failed to muster any threat against the Leafs following a five goal performance against Anaheim.

Offensive superstars Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty are still nursing injuries.

The center position is lacking depth, as well.

Jonathan Marchessault has gotten off to a slow start without line mates Stone and Pacioretty.

The Knights were also without William Karlsson, Zach Whitecloud, Alex Tuch, and Nolan Patrick.

Goalie Robin Lehner had another poor outing against Toronto. He gave up four goals on 33 attempts.

Toronto’s goalie Jack Campbell earned two stars following his 26 save performance.

Campbell has been tremendous since arriving to Toronto following four years in Los Angeles with the Kings.

“I truly love it here,” Campbell told ESPN. “It’s a special group and special city. There is nothing more I would love to stay here.”

Campbell and the Leafs enjoyed a 1-0 first period lead thanks to center Mitch Marner, who’s been on a tear this season.

The second period belonged to fellow star center Auston Matthews, who scored two goals in the period.

The first goal came on a power play, which the Knights have been solid at killing on defense. Offensively, the power play still needs work.

The third period brought more of the same with center William Nylander adding his fourth goal of the season as well as putting Vegas in a 4-0 hole.

Vegas suffered its fifth defeat of the season and moved to 4-5 on the year, while Toronto advances to 5-4-1 on the year.

Up next, the Vegas Golden Knights will stay North of the border and travel to play the Ottawa Senators Thursday, Nov. 4.

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