Toronto 4, San Jose 2

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 18-20-2-2 9-10-2-1 9-10-0-1 W4
San Jose 21-18-4-1 10-9-2-1 11-9-2-0 L5


Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and rookie James Reimer made 40 saves to lead the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-2 comeback victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

Clarke MacArthur scored twice and Phil Kessel also tallied for the Maple Leafs, who have won four straight games. Coach Ron Wilson recorded his 600th NHL win. 

Toronto trailed, 1-0, heading into the third period, but Kessel tied the game when he cut across the middle and waited until Antti Niemi went down before sliding in his 19th of the season and fifth in four games at the 3:27 mark.

MacArthur gave Toronto a 2-1 lead with a power play goal at 7:30, but Patrick Marleau answered with his second of the night just 65 seconds later to tie it.

Gunnarsson deflected Dion Phaneuf's point shot for his second goal of the season with 9:50 remaining and MacArthur added an empty-net goal with 39 seconds to play.

Marleau opened the scoring with his 16th goal of the season 10:12 into the first period from Joe Thornton and Jason Demers.

Niemi made 22 saves.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   San Jose
Clarke MacArthur 2 Points Patrick Marleau 2
Clarke MacArthur 2 Goals Patrick Marleau 2
Nikolay Kulemin 2 Assists Joe Thornton 2
Clarke MacArthur 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
James Reimer .952 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .880
James Reimer 40 Saves Antti Niemi 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 26 4 1-3 4-4 8 33
San Jose 42 2 0-4 2-3 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Sharks have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play its next game on the road against Arizona. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .360 after a loss.
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