Matt Murray was unable to start, opening the way for Daccord.
“A couple minutes before warm-ups, (Murray) came back to the locker room and (said) ‘Hey, I don’t know if I can play, I’m going to try in warm-ups.’” Daccord said. “And then a couple of minutes into warm-ups, I just was skating by the bench. One of the trainers just gave me the point and I was like, ‘All right, let’s do it.’”
Zach Hyman scored twice and William Nylander added a goal for Toronto.
Michael Hutchinson was pulled from the Toronto goal after allowing two goals in a seven-second span early in the first period. Frederik Andersen made 26 saves in relief. Andersen allowed five goals on 32 shots in a home loss to Winnipeg on Saturday night.
“I think we just really had a poor start,” Toronto star Auston Matthews said. “They scored a couple early. And we were just chasing the game the rest of the time.”
Maple Leafs: Host Calgary on Friday and Saturday nights.
Senators: Host Vancouver on Monday and Wednesday nights.