10/12/14: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 New York Rangers 3

1st Maple Leafs Goal (Franson), Powerplay

  • Toronto Contributions
    D. Phaneuf – has the puck at the left point in the Rangers zone and moves it to Franson at the right point (cont.), gets the puck back and moves it to Kessel at the left side boards
    C. Franson – gets the puck and moves it back to Phaneuf (cont.), skates the puck to the right faceoff dot and takes a slapshot that beats Lundqvist’s right pad
    P. Kessel – skates up and down with the puck along the left side boards and finally moves it to Bozak below the goal line
    T. Bozak – holds the puck as Kessel skates towards him, but then passes the puck across the slot to Franson above the right faceoff dot
  • NY Rangers Faults
    D. Moore – in the penalty box for tripping

1st Rangers Goal (Nash), Even

  • NY Rangers Contributions
    M. Staal – retrieves a puck along the boards in the Rangers zone after a shot went wide, then passes it across the ice to the right side boards in the neutral zone for St. Louis
    M. St. Louis – gets the puck skating into the right side of the Leafs zone and passes it to Nash going to the net with a step on Polak
    R. Nash – gets the pass from St. Louis in the slot and puts it past Reimer’s blocker
  • Toronto Faults
    R. Polak – realizes too late that Nash is behind him and can’t catch up to him as he and St. Louis enter the Maple Leafs zone on a 2-on-1

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2nd Maple Leafs Goal (Kessel), Powerplay

  • Toronto Contributions
    P. Kessel – gets the puck behind the net, skates it up the left side boards in the Rangers zone, and passes it to Franson at the top of the zone (cont.), quickly snaps the puck past Lundqvist’s blocker after getting it off of Phaneuf
    C. Franson – takes a shot from the top of the zone towards the net
    D. Phaneuf – blocks Franson’s shot but redirects the puck to Kessel at the inside of the left faceoff circle
  • NY Rangers Faults
    M. Hunwick – in the penalty box for high-sticking
    R. McDonagh – gets the puck in the defensive zone and plays it back behind the net where Kessel gets it instead of playing it out of the zone

3rd Maple Leafs Goal (Kadri), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    D. Winnik – picks up a loose puck in the left corner of the Rangers zone after Girardi blocks it up high and goes down to the ice, then pushes it down below the goal line for van Riemsdyk
    J. van Riemsdyk – holds the puck behind the net and then feathers a pass to the top of the crease
    N. Kadri – one-times the pass past Lundqvist’s glove
  • NY Rangers Faults
    D. Girardi – covers the passing lane to the corner of the zone instead of the one to the front of the net from van Riemsdyk
    R. McDonagh – commits himself to poke checking van Riemsdyk from the far post instead of covering Kadri in the slot

4th Maple Leafs Goal (van Riemsdyk), Shorthanded

  • Toronto Contributions
    L. Komarov – dives to chip a puck out of the Maple Leafs zone and it bounces out of the zone
    J. van Riemsdyk – gets the loose puck past McDonagh, skates into the Rangers zone on a breakaway, puts the puck to his backhand, and slides it through Lundqvist’s five-hole
  • NY Rangers Faults
    R. McDonagh – tries to stand at the blue line and keep the bouncing puck in, but can’t stop it and then loses van Riemsdyk to a breakaway

2nd Rangers Goal (Stempniak), Even

  • NY Rangers Contributions
    L. Stempniak – picks up the puck after Franson threw it across the neutral zone, skates it down the left side of the Maple Leafs zone, cuts to the net while putting a shot on Reimer which is saved, then gets his rebound as Holland runs into Reimer and shoots the puck past him
  • Toronto Faults
    C. Franson – tries to backhand a puck across the neutral zone and it goes to Stempniak for a turnover
    P. Holland – runs over Reimer trying to close off Stempniak to the net, which leaves them in no position to stop him from getting the rebound and scoring

5th Maple Leafs Goal (Bozak), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    P. Kessel – gets the puck in his own zone against the boards, skates it through the middle of the neutral zone, enters the offensive zone, and passes it to Bozak at the left point
    T. Bozak – holds the puck and skates to the top of the left faceoff circle as Kessel pulls the defense towards the net, then takes a wrister that goes through Lundqvist’s five-hole
  • NY Rangers Faults
    C. Hagelin – has the puck in the left corner of the Maple Leafs zone and makes a backhanded pass to the boards that goes to Kessel
    D. Girardi – drops in front of Bozak’s shot but doesn’t block it, screening Lundqvist so he can’t react to it in time

6th Maple Leafs Goal (Clarkson), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    L. Komarov – gets the puck to Percy skating in the neutral zone
    S. Percy – brings the pucks into the Rangers zone and skates down the left side boards, throwing a shot at the net that produces a rebound in front
    D. Clarkson – gets the rebound after it bounces off of Stempniak in front and swats it into the net
  • NY Rangers Faults
    L. Stempniak – knocks the rebound down to the ice for Clarkson and can’t tie Clarkson up before he gets the shot off

3rd Rangers Goal (Brassard), Even

  • NY Rangers Contributions
    D. Girardi – throws the puck around the boards in the Rangers zone from below the goal line
    L. Stempniak – tips the puck along so it gets to Brassard on the boards
    D. Brassard – centers the puck for Kreider bursting through the neutral zone (cont.), carries the puck into the left faceoff circle, winds up, and takes a slapshot that beats Bernier
    C. Kreider – drops the puck to Brassard at the offensive blue line as he gets hit
  • Toronto Faults
    S. Percy – doesn’t step up on Brassard and steps behind Franson instead for an untimely attempt at a switch in coverage

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