Senators strike twice in third to down Maple Leafs | Wednesday, 09.25.2013 / 1:47 AM

Colin Greening scored the winner at 8:43 of the third period to lift the Ottawa Senators past the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, at Air Canada Centre.

Zach Smith and Jim O'Brien scored for the Senators, who did not dress Jason Spezza, Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson in the first of three games in three nights. Robin Lehner made 26 saves.

James van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf scored for Toronto in a game tied 1-1 going into the final period. The Leafs almost tied it up in the dying seconds with a wild flurry and goalie James Reimer on the bench.

"Last year, Toronto had us beat most of the games, and it's a rivalry, so it's always nice to beat them," Lehner said.

Reimer, who's battling Jonathan Bernier for the starting job, made 34 saves.

"I was the starter here last year and I had no intention of giving up whether they brought in Bernier or Lundqvist or someone who'd never played an NHL game before," Reimer said.

Said coach Randy Carlyle: "He made big-league stops, played very well."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
02:48TOR James van Riemsdyk (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Bozak (1), David Clarkson (1) 1 - 0 TOR
05:27OTT Zack Smith (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Colin Greening (1), Mark Borowiecki (1) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
06:48OTT Jim O'Brien (1) Snap shot - ASST: Corey Cowick (1), Patrick Wiercioch (1) 2 - 1 OTT
08:43OTT Colin Greening (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mark Stone (1), Cody Ceci (1) 3 - 1 OTT
10:13TOR Dion Phaneuf (1) Snap shot - ASST: Joffrey Lupul (1), Tyler Bozak (2) 3 - 2 OTT
Three Stars of the Game
Robin Lehner
Robin Lehner
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .929
James Reimer
James Reimer
SA: 37TOI: 58:59
GA: 3
PIM: 0
SV%: .919
Colin Greening
Colin Greening
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 4
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:04
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:24TOR Dion Phaneuf  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Mark Stone
2nd Period
03:05TOR Jay McClement  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jared Cowen
18:27OTT Patrick Wiercioch  Holding  - 2 min against  David Broll
19:07TOR Joffrey Lupul  Holding  - 2 min against  Jared Cowen
3rd Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/30/1
Faceoff Wins3024
Blocked Shots1720
Penalty Minutes26
2J. CowenD0021021:02
5C. CeciD0104019:59
7K. TurrisC0000019:04
14C. GreeningC1122015:04
15Z. SmithC1004016:31
16C. MacArthurL0001016:54
18J. O'BrienC1002012:09
20A. PeterssonR00-12015:56
24S. Da CostaC0003014:28
25C. NeilR0001014:02
46P. WierciochD0121223:41
54C. CowickL0115013:22
55B. RobinsonR0011011:45
58M. SdaoD00-13015:30
59D. DziurzynskiL00-11013:46
61M. StoneR0112014:47
74M. BorowieckiD0101019:45
77J. CorvoD00-13020:15
30A. Hammond00.0000:00
40R. Lehner2628.92960:00
2M. FraserD0001020:27
3D. PhaneufD1014219:17
11J. McClementC00-12212:12
15P. RangerD00-22020:12
19J. LupulL0102219:41
21J. van RiemsdykL1002016:10
22J. ColborneC00-11011:33
36C. GunnarssonD0012019:21
37C. AshtonR00-11013:13
40T. BodieR00-11010:38
41N. KuleminL0000019:20
42T. BozakC0221017:20
43N. KadriC00-12019:57
44M. RiellyD00-20020:01
46D. BrollL000209:42
51J. GardinerD0000020:46
59J. DevaneL0001011:52
71D. ClarksonR0104013:19
34J. Reimer3437.91958:59
35D. MacIntyre00.0000:00