It wasn’t until the midway point of the second that Toronto picked up its pace and was awarded its first power-play opportunity after some sustained pressure by Matthews in the offensive zone.
The Leafs failed to capitalize on the man advantage, but Zaitsev put them on the board soon after, streaking in from the Blackhawks blue line and taking a pass from Brown before snapping the puck five-hole on Forsberg at 10:20.
Matthews nearly tied the game on a 2-on-1 rush five minutes later with a toe-drag into a wrist shot, but Forsberg stayed with him and got his right arm on the puck.
Swinney thought Cooper and Johnson both did well to keep the Tigers moving. Each might have to do a bigger job come next week.
Clemson (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Demon Deacons (4-2, 1-2) for a ninth straight time.
Bryant walked in a black, protective boot — complete with an orange Tiger paw logo — around his left ankle. “Got the win so I’m, great,” Bryant said with a smile.
He said he got hit on his ankle on Travis Etienne’s 1-yard Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys TD run.
Bryant’s 28-yard scoring pass to Deon Cain got the Tigers started. Etienne, a freshman, had 67 yards rushing along with his touchdown. Adam Choice added a rushing TD and Cheap China NFL Jerseys Cannon Smith added a 13-yard touchdown catch from third-string passer Hunter Johnson.