Toronto 4, Minnesota 1

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 3-2-1-1 2-0-1-1 1-2-0-0 L1
Toronto 6-1-0-0 3-1-0-0 3-0-0-0 W3

Recap


Maple Leafs 4, Wild 1: James Reimer made 36 saves - including two on breakaways - and Mason Raymond scored twice as Toronto continued its best start in 20 seasons.

Tyler Bozak and Trevor Smith also scored for the Maple Leafs (6-1-0), who converted three of their first seven shots. Reimer denied Mikael Granlund's bid in the second period and make a blocker save on Torrey Mitchell's shorthanded try less than six minutes later as each stop preserved a one-goal lead.

Jason Pominville scored for the second straight game as Minnesota had its three-game winning streak snapped. Darcy Kuemper was pulled after allowing Raymond's power-play goal at 12:23 of the second period and was relieved by Josh Harding.

Toronto led 2-1 after one period despite getting outshot 18-3. Bozak finished off a nifty passing sequence involving Dave Bolland and defenseman Cody Franson on the power play at 4:24 before Smith accepted a stretch pass from Morgan Rielly at the Minnesota blue line, moved in and sent a wrist shot between Kuemper's pads at 13:51.

The Wild answered with a goal on their fourth power play when captain Mikko Koivu fed Pominville, who was denied on his first shot by Reimer but banged home the rebound at 17:27. Raymond backed in front from the side of the net, turned to face the goal and beat Kuemper from point-blank range high to the near post.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto LW James van Riemsdyk, who shares the team lead with five goals, left the morning skate early and did not play because of an undisclosed injury. He did not practice Monday in what the team called a maintenance day. ... The 1993-94 Maple Leafs won their first 10 games. ... Raymond's second goal was an empty-netter at 19:01 of the third period.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Toronto
Jason Pominville 1 Points Mason Raymond 2
Jason Pominville 1 Goals Mason Raymond 2
Mikko Koivu 1 Assists Cody Franson 2
Jason Pominville 1 Power Play Goals Mason Raymond 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Josh Harding 1.000 Save Percentage James Reimer .973
Josh Harding 6 Saves James Reimer 36

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 37 1 1-5 1-3 8 34
Toronto 14 4 2-3 4-5 12 21

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .833 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Wild have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .250 after a loss.