James van Riemsdyk gets hat trick in Maple Leafs win

By David Alter / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO — James van Riemsdyk scored his second NHL hat trick and had an assist for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 6-2 win against the Nashville Predators at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

Van Riemsdyk had gone eight games without a goal. His line with Mitchell Marner (goal, two assists) and Tyler Bozak (four assists) combined for 11 points for Toronto (7-6-3).

“I think the puck was just following us around as a line,” van Riemsdyk said. “I was obviously on the fortunate end of some of those bounces and was able to be opportunistic on the chances.”

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