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Leafs keep Ducks on skids

Flames 3 0 2 5
at Wild 2 0 0 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Tyler Bozak scored two goals, Joffrey Lupul had two assists against his former teammates, and the Maple Leafs beat the Ducks 5-2 Sunday night for their fourth victory in five games.

Bozak and Clarke MacArthur scored 19 seconds apart in the first period for Toronto, which reclaimed first place in the Northeast Division and sent the spiraling Ducks to their seventh consecutive loss.

Goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 26 saves in his fourth straight victory for Toronto during starter James Reimer's injury absence.

Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin scored for the Ducks, who have won twice in 18 games since Oct. 17.

Jonas Hiller made 23 saves for the Ducks, who have 16 points, the league's second-lowest total, despite the presence of reigning league MVP Perry, an All-Star goalie in Hiller and a wealth of elite talent.

Toronto's Phil Kessel, the league goal and points leader, had an assist for his 31st point.

Lupul, second in the league with 29 points, was impressive in his return to Anaheim, which dealt him to Toronto nine months ago shortly after he returned from a year's absence due to back injuries.

Rookie defenseman Jake Gardiner played more than 25 minutes for the Leafs, who acquired him in the same trade with Anaheim for Beauchemin.

game highlights: Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla had third-period goals to pad the Flames' lead and help stop a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the host Wild. … The Blues beat the host Blue Jackets 2-1, giving coach Ken Hitchcock a win in his first game against his former club. Hitchcock, the winningest coach all time for Columbus, guided the Blue Jackets to their only playoff berth, in 2009, before being fired a season later. Hitchcock replaced fired Davis Payne in St. Louis on Nov. 6.

around the league: The Canadiens' Max Pacioretty has a hearing with the league today about the open-ice hit he put on the Penguins' Kris Letang on Saturday that broke Letang's nose. No penalty was called on the play. … Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves was scheduled to have surgery on his broken jaw today and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Eaves was hit by a slap shot Saturday against the Predators. … The Stars put goaltender Kari Lehtonen, tied for the league wins lead with 13, on injured reserve with a groin injury sustained against the Coyotes on Saturday.

Maple Leafs 2 1 2 5
at Ducks 1 0 1 2

First Period1, Anaheim, Beauchemin 3 (Selanne, Sbisa), 9:51 (pp). 2, Toronto, Bozak 5 (Liles, Lupul), 14:10 (pp). 3, Toronto, MacArthur 9 (Connolly), 14:29. PenaltiesCogliano, Ana (high-sticking), 6:18; MacArthur, Tor (tripping), 8:20; Guenin, Ana (elbowing), 12:57.

Second Period4, Toronto, Crabb 5 (Schenn, Colborne), 2:36. PenaltiesNone.

Third Period5, Toronto, Bozak 6 (Kessel, Lupul), :47. 6, Anaheim, Perry 10 (Getzlaf, Fowler), 5:38. 7, Toronto, Schenn 1 (Kulemin), 19:48 (en). PenaltiesFowler, Ana (slashing), 2:52; Koivu, Ana (slashing), 10:36; Phaneuf, Tor (high-sticking), 14:39. Shots on GoalToronto 10-12-6—28. Anaheim 10-7-11—28. Power-play opportunitiesToronto 1 of 4; Anaheim 1 of 2. GoaliesToronto, Gustavsson 8-4-0 (28 shots-26 saves). Anaheim, Hiller 5-10-4 (27-23).

Flames 3 0 2 5
at Wild 2 0 0 2

First Period1, Minnesota, Clutterbuck 6 (Koivu, Heatley), 1:57 (pp). 2, Calgary, Giordano 4, 4:37. 3, Calgary, Stempniak 5 (Backlund, Butler), 6:54. 4, Minnesota, Johnson 3 (Brodziak), 8:06. 5, Calgary, Brodie 1 (Stajan, Jackman), 8:45. PenaltiesGiordano, Cal (high-sticking), :28; Clutterbuck, Min (high-sticking), 8:53; Glencross, Cal (cross-checking), 12:50; Stoner, Min (roughing), 12:50.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesW.Peters, Min (slashing), 2:02; Bourque, Cal (tripping), 10:48; Smith, Cal (holding), 16:12; Stempniak, Cal (holding), 19:28.

Third Period6, Calgary, Tanguay 4, 1:39. 7, Calgary, Iginla 7 (Glencross, Jokinen), 8:26. PenaltiesMinnesota bench, served by Staubitz (objects on ice), 8:26; Stajan, Cal (goaltender interference), 18:38. Shots on GoalCalgary 15-11-9—35. Minnesota 7-10-4—21. Power-play opportunitiesCalgary 0 of 3; Minnesota 1 of 5. GoaliesCalgary, Kiprusoff 9-9-0 (21 shots-19 saves). Minnesota, Backstrom 7-5-2 (8-5), Harding (8:45 first, 27-25).

Blues 0 1 1 2
at Blue Jackets 0 1 0 1

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesCole, StL (interference), 9:51.

Second Period1, Columbus, Dorsett 3 (Pahlsson, Tyutin), 5:06. 2, St. Louis, K.Russell 5 (Steen, Shattenkirk), 19:52. PenaltiesSt. Louis bench, served by D'Agostini (too many men), 1:01; Tyutin, Clm (holding), 9:32; Steen, StL (holding), 9:40; Carter, Clm (hooking), 18:06; D'Agostini, StL (interference), 18:51.

Third Period3, St. Louis, Backes 9 (Oshie, Arnott), 7:49 (pp). PenaltiesReaves, StL, major (fighting), 4:21; Bass, Clm, major (fighting), 4:21; Tyutin, Clm (hooking), 6:31; Cole, StL (hooking), 8:50; Tyutin, Clm (hooking), 9:54; Prospal, Clm (slashing), 14:16. Shots on GoalSt. Louis 7-10-12—29. Columbus 7-9-8—24. Power-play opportunitiesSt. Louis 1 of 5; Columbus 0 of 5. GoaliesSt. Louis, Elliott 10-1-0 (24 shots-23 saves). Columbus, Sanford 3-1-2 (29-27).

at Senators 2 1 1 4
Hurricanes 1 0 2 3

First Period1, Ottawa, Spezza 7 (Gonchar, Karlsson), :55. 2, Carolina, Dwyer 3 (Bre.Sutter, Gleason), 15:03. 3, Ottawa, Spezza 8 (Gonchar, Karlsson), 18:03 (pp). PenaltiesCondra, Ott (interference), 3:20; Cowen, Ott (hooking), 12:27; Joslin, Car, major (fighting), 17:14; Greening, Ott, major (fighting), 17:14; Bra.Sutter, Car (boarding), 17:21; Skinner, Car (slashing), 19:36.

Second Period4, Ottawa, Rundblad 1 (Butler, Konopka), 19:46. PenaltiesFoligno, Ott (interference), 1:39; Gleason, Car (roughing), 5:57; Winchester, Ott (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:57; Spezza, Ott (high-sticking), 14:10; Bre.Sutter, Car (holding), 17:46.

Third Period5, Carolina, E.Staal 5 (Pitkanen, Ruutu), 6:46. 6, Ottawa, Smith 4 (Daugavins, Kuba), 12:35. 7, Carolina, Ponikarovsky 6 (LaRose), 16:49 (pp). PenaltiesSpezza, Ott (hooking), :36; E.Staal, Car (tripping), 4:17; Filatov, Ott (hooking), 14:56; Smith, Ott (high-sticking), 18:16. Shots on GoalCarolina 14-12-11—37. Ottawa 6-12-7—25. Power-play opportunitiesCarolina 1 of 8; Ottawa 1 of 4. GoaliesCarolina, Ward 8-10-3 (25 shots-21 saves). Ottawa, Anderson 10-7-1 (37-34).

Leafs keep Ducks on skids 11/27/11 [Last modified: Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:58pm]

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