NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Florida|
(Monday, February 18th)
Final Score: Toronto 3, Florida 0
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur each tallied
one goal and one assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over the
Florida Panthers on Monday.
Phil Kessel also lit the lamp, while James van Riemsdyk, Dion Phaneuf and Cody
Franson each added assists for the Maple Leafs, winners in six of their last
Ben Scrivens stopped all 37 shots to register his second straight shutout.
Jose Theodore made 29 saves for the Panthers, who have dropped five straight.
"We better figure it out," Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen said of the skid.
"There's lots of things we need to work on."
A Florida turnover in the Toronto zone led to Kessel's goal with just under
three minutes left in the opening period.
Mike Weaver lost control of the puck just inside the blue line and van
Riemsdyk recovered the loose puck before sending it up ice to Kessel, who beat
Theodore with a wrister from the left wing for his third goal of the season.
Toronto added a pair of goals in the second period just over 1 1/2 minutes
apart to take a commanding 3-0 lead.
On a man advantage, Phaneuf threw the puck out from behind the net to Kadri,
who pounded the disc past Theodore at the 12:13 mark.
Kadri then took the puck near the right boards near the Florida blue line and
centered a pass to MacArthur who banged it off the right post with 6:03 left
for his third goal of the season.
"For about 10 minutes of the second period we took over the hockey game,"
Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said.
Scrivens has two career shutouts ... Toronto had dropped its previous five
against the Panthers ... Tomas Fleischmann had six shots on goal for Florida.
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