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Senators strike twice in third to down Maple Leafs

Wednesday, 09.25.2013 / 1:47 AM

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Senators strike twice in third to down Maple Leafs
Ottawa Senators 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Three Stars of the Game
Robin Lehner
1st
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .929
James Reimer
2nd
James Reimer
SA: 37TOI: 58:59
GA: 3
PIM: 0
SV%: .919
Colin Greening
3rd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 4
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:04

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
NONE
2nd Period
02:48
TOR
James van Riemsdyk (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Bozak (1), David Clarkson (1)
1 - 0 TOR
05:27
OTT
Zack Smith (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Colin Greening (1), Mark Borowiecki (1)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
06:48
OTT
Jim O'Brien (1) Snap shot - ASST: Corey Cowick (1), Patrick Wiercioch (1)
2 - 1 OTT
08:43
OTT
Colin Greening (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mark Stone (1), Cody Ceci (1)
3 - 1 OTT
10:13
TOR
Dion Phaneuf (1) Snap shot - ASST: Joffrey Lupul (1), Tyler Bozak (2)
3 - 2 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
04:24
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Mark Stone
2nd Period
03:05
TOR
Jay McClement  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jared Cowen
18:27
OTT
Patrick Wiercioch  Holding  - 2 min against  David Broll
19:07
TOR
Joffrey Lupul  Holding  - 2 min against  Jared Cowen
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Robin Lehner
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
GA: 2SV%: .929
James Reimer
James Reimer
SA: 37TOI: 58:59
GA: 3SV%: .919