10/14/14: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 Colorado Avalanche 2 (OT)

1st Maple Leafs Goal (van Riemsdyk), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    T. Bozak – takes McGinn’s pass at center ice, then turns and passes the puck to van Riemsdyk entering thee Avalanche zone
    J. van Riemsdyk – passes the puck to his left as he and Kessel press into the zone on a 2-on-1 (cont.), shoots the puck in the slot past Varlamov’s blocker
    P. Kessel – pushes the puck back to van Riemsdyk in the slot as Barrie steps up on him
  • Colorado Faults
    J. McGinn – tries to make a pass from the defensive zone into the neutral zone and turns the puck over to Bozak

1st Avalanche Goal (O’Reilly), Even

  • Colorado Contributions
    R. O’Reilly – starts with the puck back in his own zone and passes it up to Landeskog skating up the right side of the neutral zone (cont.), gets the puck from Barrie and holds it behind the net, then passes it into the slot for Johnson (cont.), comes around the other side of the net, gets the puck above the goal line, and lifts it over Reimer’s right pad
    G. Landeskog – carries the puck into Toronto’s zone and stops just inside the blue line, then passes the puck down to Barrie halfway down the boards
    T. Barrie – moves the puck below the goal line to O’Reilly behind the net
    E. Johnson – tries to one-time O’Reilly’s pass on net, but fans on it, sending it to the left side of the crease
    J. Iginla – tips the puck that Johnson fans on and it continues towards the goal line
  • Toronto Faults
    J. van Riemsdyk – doesn’t cover Johnson as he skates into the slot, allowing the pass get to him

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2nd Avalanche Goal (Duchene), Even

  • Colorado Contributions
    B. Stuart – has the puck in his own zone and throws it up to Iginla at the Maple Leafs blue line
    J. Iginla – tips the puck at the blue line to negate icing (cont.), gets the puck from McGinn and passes it to Duchene skating into the high slot
    J. McGinn – gets to the puck in the left corner of the Maple Leafs zone first and moves it to Iginla at the goal line along the boards
    M. Duchene – corrals the puck and rips a wrist shot over Reimer’s glove
  • Toronto Faults
    C. Franson – doesn’t pay attention to Duchene skating into the high slot and is too deep near the crease to step up on him

2nd Maple Leafs Goal (Lupul), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    J. Lupul – gloves down Stuart’s clearing attempt in the Avalanche zone, moves to the inside edge of the left faceoff circle, and gets a shot off that beats Varlamov five-hole
  • Colorado Faults
    B. Stuart – tries to chip a puck off the glass to clear the Avalanche zone, but it doesn’t get past Lupul for a turnover

3rd Maple Leafs Goal (Kessel), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    D. Phaneuf – starts with the puck in his own zone and passes it to Bozak exiting the right side of the zone
    T. Bozak – passes the puck through the neutral zone to Kessel on the left side crossing the red line
    P. Kessel – gets to the outside of Barrie, skates down to the goal line, abruptly stops to cause Barrie to overskate him, then cuts to the middle, skates into the slot, and slides the puck through Varlamov’s five-hole
  • Colorado Faults
    T. Barrie – loses Kessel in coverage next to the Avalanche net, allowing him to step in front by himself

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