NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Calgary|
(Wednesday, October 30th)
Final Score: Toronto 4, Calgary 2
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Bernier stopped 41 shots as the
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-2, at Scotiabank
Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk, Mason Raymond, and Paul Ranger all lit the
lamp for Toronto. David Clarkson picked up his first point as a Maple Leaf on
an assist as Toronto went on to win its third straight game.
"I think you can't look past your goaltender. He's given us a chance no matter
who we put in the net. We're able to provide quality goaltending," said
Toronto coach Randy Carlyle.
Matt Stajan and David Jones both scored for Calgary, while netminder Karri
Ramo stopped 18-of-21 shots in defeat. The Flames have now lost three of their
last four games.
"I felt that we had a good game. We are not very pleased with the result but I
don't know what we could have done more. Offensively we generated a lot. Our
forechecking was good. Our puck decisions in the offensive zone were very good
but Bernier basically stole the game away from us," said Calgary coach Bob
Lupul opened up the scoring for Toronto. The winger put a wrister past Ramo
with the helpers coming from Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri.
Toronto added a late first period goal when van Riemsdyk took a pass from Jay
McClement after entering Calgary's zone with four seconds left to score a
Stajan took a backhand pass from Curtis Glencross in the middle and rifled a
shot past Bernier for his first of the season to cut Toronto's lead in half
with close to three minutes remaining in the second.
Raymond scored on the backhand after taking a pass from Clarkson to extend
Toronto's lead back to two goals at the 5:59 of the third period.
The Flames got within one with 5:21 to go. Calgary put traffic in front of
the net when Kris Russell fired off a shot from the left circle, which allowed
Jones to deflect the puck past Bernier.
Calgary went on a man-advantage as Clarkson went off for boarding with three
minutes to go. The Flames pulled Ramo in favor of an extra attacker, but
Ranger scored on the empty net to seal the victory for Toronto.
Calgary outshot Toronto 43-22 ... Ranger scored his first goal since 2009 when
he was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning ... Toronto scored two short-handed
goals ... Calgary had six shots in the first 1:18.
10/31 00:18:42 ET