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game recap

Maple Leafs 3, Senators 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Maple Leafs 3, Senators 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Ottawa Senators 1
Three Stars of the Game
Phil Kessel
1st
Phil Kessel
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 19:44
James Reimer
2nd
James Reimer
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 26-27
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .967SH: 0-0
Jake Gardiner
3rd
Jake Gardiner
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:51

OTTAWA — Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and James Reimer made 29 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Tim Connolly and Dion Phaneuf also scored for Toronto. Reimer won his second straight to improve to 4-0 at Scotiabank Place, allowing only Colin Greening's goal.

"It's been good that's for sure," Reimer said. "It's a fun atmosphere to play in and maybe as a team we get up for it."

Ben Bishop, making his sixth straight start, faced just 18 shots in his first regulation loss.

Ottawa, coming off an overtime victory over Montreal on Friday night, was 0-for-3 on the power play and is 0-for-18 in the last five games.

"We're at that part of the season where everybody's a little bit tired," Ottawa's Erik Karlsson said. "We had a tough game yesterday and we didn't really reach our top level, either, and it's something we're going to have to work on if we want to continue to be successful."

The Leafs made it 3-0 midway through the third with their second power-play goal of the game when Phaneuf fired a shot from inside the right faceoff circle.

"We got in penalty trouble and that's the difference in the game," Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson said. "We weren't as opportunistic on our chances to give us that lead. We got too many penalties in the end and that didn't give us a chance to come back in the game."

Greening broke Reimer's shutout bid with just over a minute remaining, tipping in Filip Kuba's shot.

The dislike between these two teams was evident early when Ottawa's Sergei Gonchar and Toronto's Clarke MacArthur fought midway through the first. Gonchar's only other NHL fight was in 1998.

The Leafs opened the scoring midway through the second whenKarlsson's clearing attempt from behind the net bounced in off Bishop's skates. Connolly was given credit for the goal.

The intensity rose in the second when Nick Foligno and Toronto's Luke Schenn came to blows, followed by Chris Neil and Mikhail Grabovski during the same stoppage in play.

Grabovski was given two game misconducts and a fighting major.

NOTES: The teams split the season series 3-3 ... The Senators were without G Craig Anderson (finger, indefinitely), C Peter Regin (shoulder, out for season), C Jesse Winchester (concussion, indefinitely). D Matt Carkner, LW Kaspars Daugavins and C Zenon Konopka were healthy scratches ... The Leafs were without LW Joffrey Lupul (right shoulder, out indefinitely), LW Mike Brown (leg, out indefinitely) and RW Nikolai Kulemin (finger, out indefinitely). D Cody Franson was a healthy scratch.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
07:20
TOR
Tim Connolly (11) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 TOR
3rd Period
00:53
TOR
PPG - Phil Kessel (35) ASST: Jake Gardiner (18), Tyler Bozak (25)
2 - 0 TOR
12:02
TOR
PPG - Dion Phaneuf (10) ASST: Phil Kessel (40), Jake Gardiner (19)
3 - 0 TOR
18:51
OTT
Colin Greening (16) ASST: Filip Kuba (23), Jim O'Brien (3)
3 - 1 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
11:22
OTT
Sergei Gonchar  Fighting against  Clarke MacArthur
11:22
TOR
Clarke MacArthur  Fighting against  Sergei Gonchar
18:03
TOR
Carter Ashton  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Ben Bishop
2nd Period
13:23
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski  Game misconduct against  Chris Neil
13:23
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski  Game misconduct against  Chris Neil
13:23
OTT
Chris Neil  Game misconduct against  Mikhail Grabovski
13:23
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting against  Mikhail Grabovski
13:23
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski  Fighting against  Chris Neil
13:23
TOR
Luke Schenn  Fighting against  Nick Foligno
13:23
OTT
Nick Foligno  Fighting against  Luke Schenn
19:45
OTT
Zack Smith  Roughing against  Tim Connolly
19:45
TOR
Tim Connolly  Roughing against  Zack Smith
3rd Period
00:27
OTT
Jim O'Brien  Hooking against  Phil Kessel
01:24
TOR
David Steckel  Holding against  Erik Karlsson
02:23
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Roughing against  Milan Michalek
02:23
OTT
Milan Michalek  Roughing against  Mike Komisarek
02:34
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Tripping against  Erik Karlsson
07:56
OTT
Nick Foligno  Holding the stick against  Carl Gunnarsson
11:07
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Slashing against  Phil Kessel
11:07
OTT
Nick Foligno  Too many men on the ice
15:31
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Roughing against  Nick Foligno
15:31
OTT
Nick Foligno  Roughing against  Mike Komisarek
15:31
TOR
Jay Rosehill  Misconduct against  Nick Foligno
goalie stats
James Reimer
James Reimer
13-12-4
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .967SH: 0 - 0
Ben Bishop
SA: 18TOI: 58:18
Saves: 15EV: 13 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .833SH: 1 - 1