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game recap

Maple Leafs 3, Flames 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Maple Leafs 3, Flames 2
Calgary Flames 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Three Stars of the Game
Phil Kessel
1st
Phil Kessel
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 3TOI: 20:14
James Reimer
2nd
James Reimer
SA: 32TOI: 59:53
GA: 2EV: 25-27
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .938SH: 2-2
Tyler Bozak
3rd
Tyler Bozak
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 17:48

TORONTO (AP) - Phil Kessel has five goals in his last two games. He has a simple explanation. "They're just going in," the Toronto forward said. "I have some great linemates and they gave me the puck and we're just clicking." On Saturday, Kessel had two goals and an assist and the Leafs overcame an early two-goal deficit to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games, beating the Calgary Flames 3-2. Kessel set up Joffrey Lupul's goal at 1:15 of the second, then tied it at 2 with 3:22 left in the period. The former University of Minnesota star added his fifth goal of the season at 41 seconds of the third. James Reimer made 30 saves for Toronto. "To get off to this start, it's huge for us," Reimer said. "Hopefully we can keep it rolling, stay confident and keep improving in our game. And hopefully when it's all said and done we'll have had a pretty good season."Curtis Glencross and Scott Hannan scored in the first period for Calgary (1-3-0). "We feel we made some mistakes and that's a game that we were in pretty good control of and should have found a way to win," Flames captain Jarome Iginla said. The Flames took the lead at 4:18 on Glencross' deflection. Calgary doubled its advantage 1:22 later when Hannan jumped up on a rush and fired a high knuckleball that eluded Reimer. "He had no chance on those two goals," Leafs coach Ron Wilson said. The Leafs started their comeback early in the second when Kessel found a streaking Lupul, whose shot got by Miikka Kiprusoff's left side. The Leafs were given an opportunity to tie the game when Olli Jokinen was sent to the box for 4 minutes for high-sticking John-Michael Liles. Toronto's power play, however, couldn't muster much on a night both sides went scoreless with the man advantage. Kessel's equalizer came after Tyler Bozak broke up a Calgary rush. Carl Gunnarsson picked up the loose puck and fed a long pass to the winger on the right side. Kessel then cut in on goal and went high to score. Bozak finished the night with two assists. In the thitd, Kessel threw a pass across the face of the goal that hit a skate and Kiprusoff couldn't get across the prevent the puck from going in. NOTES: Kiprusoff made 22 saves. ... The crowd was announced at 19,410.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:18
CGY
Curtis Glencross (3) ASST: Lee Stempniak (2), Olli Jokinen (3)
1 - 0 CGY
05:40
CGY
Scott Hannan (1) ASST: Niklas Hagman (2), Anton Babchuk (1)
2 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
01:15
TOR
Joffrey Lupul (2) ASST: Phil Kessel (3)
2 - 1 CGY
16:38
TOR
Phil Kessel (4) ASST: Carl Gunnarsson (2), Tyler Bozak (2)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
00:41
TOR
Phil Kessel (5) ASST: Cody Franson (1), Tyler Bozak (3)
3 - 2 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
07:59
CGY
Mark Giordano  Tripping against  Clarke MacArthur
09:29
CGY
Lee Stempniak  Slashing against  Joffrey Lupul
13:08
TOR
Matt Frattin  Hooking against  Matt Stajan
2nd Period
01:58
TOR
Mike Brown  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Kostopoulos
01:58
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Brown
08:19
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Roughing against  Jarome Iginla
08:19
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Roughing against  Mike Komisarek
09:11
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Hi stick - double minor against  John-Michael Liles
3rd Period
10:47
TOR
Mike Brown  Interference on goalkeeper against  Miikka Kiprusoff
18:45
TOR
Phil Kessel  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 25TOI: 58:39
Saves: 22EV: 17 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .880SH: 0 - 0
James Reimer
James Reimer
3-0-0
SA: 32TOI: 59:53
Saves: 30EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .938SH: 2 - 2