NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Edmonton|
(Tuesday, October 29th)
Final Score: Toronto 4, Edmonton 0
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - James Reimer stopped 43 shots for his first
shutout of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs took a 4-0 win over the
Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.
Phil Kessel posted two goals and two assists, Nazem Kadri had a goal and two
assists, while James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have
won three of their last four.
Richard Bachman made 22 saves for the Oilers, who have dropped their last four
"We got out-finished," Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins said. "We gave them
three absolute gifts."
Toronto got on the board just 1:08 into the game as the puck was pushed out of
the Toronto end and Kadri caught up to it in the neutral zone. Taking it in
down the left wing, he chipped it over to the slot where Kessel was behind the
defender and deked to the backhand before sliding the puck in.
Reimer made the lead hold up in the first period by stopping 14 shots, and van
Riemsdyk gave him a two-goal lead to work with 1:41 into the second as Kessel
skated the puck the other way, cut over to the right circle and centered it
for a redirect by van Riemsdyk in front.
"I can't say enough about (Kessel)," van Riemsdyk said. "He sees the ice
really well and has a lot of offensive instincts."
Kessel's second of the game and ninth of the year came off from a sharp angle
at the left side for a 3-0 lead.
Kadri tipped in a Morgan Rielly one-timer at 6:14 of the third period for a
4-0 lead, and Reimer made 19 saves in the frame to preserve the shutout.
Reimer has 11 shutouts in his career ... Kessel has seven goals and three
assists over his last four games ... Edmonton center Boyd Gordon played his
500th game ... Edmonton hosts Detroit on Saturday ... Toronto plays in Calgary
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