Car 0 2 1 3
Tor 1 1 4 6
Date of game: 3/28/2013

Recap: Toronto vs. Carolina

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Joffrey Lupul scored the game-winning goal with 3:10 left in the third period to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Dion Phaneuf had a goal and two assists while Lupul, Tyler Bozak and Nikolai Kulemin each had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who have won three of their last four.

James Reimer had 19 saves in the win.

"There were parts of our game that we could have been better at, but I think that happens every game," said Reimer. "We just managed to stay focused and stick to our game plan."

Eric Staal, Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin each lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who have dropped seven straight.

Justin Peters allowed four goals on 34 shots in the setback.

Jordan Staal put Carolina ahead, 3-2, with a wrister 6:55 into the final period, but Toronto scored four unanswered goals.

Phaneuf tied the game with 5:25 remaining in regulation with a slap shot.

Lupul then potted the game-winner 2:15 later. He corralled the puck deep in the Maple Leafs zone before taking it the length of the ice. Lupul, streaking down the left side, cut in front of the goaltender and banged the disc off the right pipe, then backhanded it in before Peters could locate it.

"We got that goal in the third period, we got the lead and unfortunately they got a power play goal," said Peters on how things fell apart after his team took the lead.

Jay McClement and Kulemin added a pair of empty netters to account for the final margin.

Bozak scored 3:58 into the opening period with a snap shot, and Franson's snap shot with 10:57 to go in the second gave the Maple Leafs a 2-0 edge, but the Hurricanes added a pair of goals to knot things up.

Eric Staal scored Carolina's first goal with a wrister 11:29 into the middle session, and Semin netted the equalizer moments later on the power play.

Game Notes

Toronto outshout Carolina, 36-22 ... Phil Kessel has 24 assists this season ... The Maple Leafs will travel to Ottawa to take on the Senators on Saturday ... The Hurricanes, who were 1-for-3 on the power play, will travel to Winnipeg to face the Jets on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Report: Josh Gordon facing 1-year suspension

Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is in hot water with the NFL once again after reportedly failing a test for alcohol, which could trigger a suspension for the entire 2015 season.

Athletics agree to 1-year deal with Abad

The Oakland Athletics and left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Pistons' Jennings has torn Achilles

The Detroit Pistons have confirmed that point guard Brandon Jennings suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon during Saturday's game against Milwaukee and will miss the remainder of the season.

National Hockey League All-Star Game Capsule

John Tavares recorded four goals and Jakub Voracek followed with three scores and three assists, as Team Toews walked away with a 17-12 decision over Team Foligno in the 2015 All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena, the highest-scoring mid-season event in league history. The 2001 event in Denver held the previous mark of 26 combined goals in a 14-12 North American victory over the World, but the new record was set when Jonathan Toews put his own team ahead by a 16-11 count with 5:39 remaining in the contest. Toews and Patrice Bergeron each ended up with a goal and four helpers, with Filip Forsberg, Rick Nash and Tyler Seguin adding two strikes apiece. Corey Crawford -- the last of three goaltenders to give up four goals -- stopped 14-of-18 shots in the third period to earn the win. Ryan Johansen from Team Foligno picked up the MVP award, pacing his side with two goals and as many assists. Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos added two goals and one assist apiece, while Claude Giroux totaled three points on a tally and two helpers. Marc-Andre Fleury took the loss, charged with seven goals on 16 shots in the second period.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.