William Nylander had a scoring party last night – and is now catching up with Elias Pettersson in the NHL

Two goals and one assist.
William Nylander continues to produce for his Toronto – and fights with Elias Pettersson in the scoring league.
Now the Swedes share eighth place on 65 points.

Frying heat William Nylander came close to a hat trick in the final minute as Toronto beat Dallas 5-4.

But he missed the empty box.
– If I was nervous? Well, I was probably a little too relaxed, says Nylander to the media on site according to Expressen.

The Swede opened the scoring with a shot in numerical superiority a bit into the first period. Then followed a pass to the teammate John Tavares 2-2 goals in the middle of the game before Nylander scored the home team’s last goal with just over eight minutes left in the game.

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The 27-year-old forward – who in January signed an eight-year contract extension worth approximately SEK 940 million – is fighting with Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson about becoming the best Swedish player in the points league.

Pettersson has reached his 65 points via 27 goals and 38 assists in 50 games played. Nylander is 25-40 in 49 games.

Both get to play a lot, both numerically superior and inferior.
– I like having been given a bigger role and now expulsions also kill. I just try to do my best there too, says William Nylander.

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