Toronto 4, Dallas 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 25, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 13-8-1-1 6-3-1-1 7-5-0-0 W2
Dallas 13-8-0-1 8-3-0-1 5-5-0-0 L1

Recap

Joffrey Lupul scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs halted Dallas' two-game winning streak, edging the Stars 4-3 Friday.

Lupul was the hero in the third round of the sudden-death format, moments after taking a high-stick to the face that wasn't called. Blood was still trickling from his face when he beat Dallas netminder Kari Lehtonen with a well-aimed wrist shot.

With the teams tied 2-2 following an entertaining 40 minutes, Clarke MacArthur put Toronto ahead at 6:55 of the third period on the team's first shot of the period. The veteran forward took a sensational pass from center Tim Connolly and redirected it past Lehtonen.

Radek Dvorak evened things with 7:13 remaining, taking advantage of extended Dallas pressure with a wrist shot past Jonas Gustavsson.

Eric Nystrom's goal four minutes into the game put the Stars in front early, but Toronto rebounded with two goals in a four-minute span later in the period. Joey Crabb's redirection of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's point shot evened the score, and Phaneuf put the Maple Leafs ahead with a blast that eluded Lehtonen.

Nystrom evened things with the only goal of the second period, finishing off a three-way passing play by firing a shot from in close past Gustavsson.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Dallas
Dion Phaneuf 2 Points Eric Nystrom 2
Dion Phaneuf 1 Goals Eric Nystrom 2
Dion Phaneuf 1 Assists Jamie Benn 2
Dion Phaneuf 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Gustavsson .897 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .870
Jonas Gustavsson 26 Saves Kari Lehtonen 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 23 4 1-4 4-4 8 32
Dallas 29 3 0-4 3-4 8 36

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Stars have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Anaheim . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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