Toronto 4, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 22-18-2-5 12-6-1-2 10-12-1-3 L4
Toronto 23-18-3-2 13-7-2-2 10-11-1-0 W1

Recap


Joffrey Lupul had three assists to help the Toronto Maple Leafs hand the Minnesota Wild their 11th straight road loss with a 4-1 victory on Thursday night.

Nazem Kadri, Joey Crabb, Phil Kessel and Mikhail Grabovski scored for the Maple Leafs and Jonas Gustavsson came within 2:27 of his third shutout in six games.

Gustavsson made 20 saves for his 14th win in helping snap a three-game losing streak for Toronto.

Nick Johnson had the lone goal for the Wild, who have scored just 11 goals during their 11-game slide on the road.

Toronto jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back. Kadri corralled a loose puck at the side of the net and fired it past Niklas Backstrom for his fourth goal just 50 seconds into the game.

Just over four minutes later, Crabb doubled the lead when he cut hard in front of the net and slipped in his eighth marker of the season.

Kessel notched his 25th goal on the power play to increase the lead to 3-0 at 15:48 of the second period. 

Grabovski netted his 15th goal in the opening minute of the final period to make it 4-0.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Toronto
Nick Johnson 1 Points Joffrey Lupul 3
Nick Johnson 1 Goals Joey Crabb 1
Kyle Brodziak 1 Assists Joffrey Lupul 3
N/A Power Play Goals Phil Kessel 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .879 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .952
Niklas Backstrom 29 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 21 1 0-1 5-6 12 22
Toronto 33 4 1-6 1-1 4 25

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Montreal . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .542 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Wild have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .320 after a loss.
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