Article at a glance:
from Kristen Shilton of TSN,
Jack Campbell has entered the Maple Leafs’ record books.
The goaltender extended his winning streak to 10 games in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Montreal, passing Felix Potvin (1993), Jacques Plante (1970-71) and John Ross Roach (1925) to set a new franchise mark.
Campbell’s 32-save showing against the Canadiens was the kind of clutch performance Toronto has come to expect from him this season, and was especially needed on a night that began with some uncertainty surrounding forward William Nylander.
The Leafs announced prior to puck drop that Nylander was being held out for precautionary reasons because of exposure to a potentially positive COVID-19 case in a close contact outside the team. Nylander was said to be isolating and would be reevaluated on Thursday pending further test results....
“He passes off a lot of attention to his teammates and credit to his teammates, but I think it's important to give Jack his moment here,” said coach Sheldon Keefe. “He’s been through a lot, and worked extremely hard to put himself in a position to play like this and get these results. He deserves everything that has come his way. Our team is thrilled for him and clearly played hard for him in that third period.”...
Campbell was mauled when the final buzzer sounded to signal his feat was accomplished. He shared a jubilant exchange with Mitch Marner in particular, where Marner emphatically counted to 10 on his fingers to rhyme off each of Campbell’s victories. It was a moment the netminder said he’ll never forget, but true to form he shrugged off any individual accolades.
“We must be playing well,” Campbell said of winning 10 straight starts.