Leafs Dropped In Marathon Shootout

TORONTO _ Jonathan Bernier had the spotlight, but Drew MacIntyre was the goaltender who got Toronto Maple Leafs fans buzzing.

The journeyman managed to infuse some energy into Air Canada Centre during an otherwise listless pre-season game against Philadelphia, making a handful of notable saves. MacIntyre made 13 in his half of Monday night's game, won by the Flyers 3-2 in a seven-round shootout.

It was a nice performance for MacIntyre, even in a losing effort.

``I've been playing for a while, but I haven't had too many moments in these rinks,'' MacIntyre said. ``It's a blessing. I'm thankful for any moment up here.''

MacIntyre, 30, has appeared in a grand total of four regular-season NHL games, most recently Nov. 25, 2011 for the Buffalo Sabres, and he doesn't have a victory. And the Leafs aren't planning to rely on him much, if at all, this season.

But against the Flyers MacIntyre showed glimpses of why he isn't a bad option to have as a third goaltender in the system in case Bernier or James Reimer gets injured.

``That's kind of been the story of my career,'' he said. ``I always feel like I'm ready, and I want to be ready.''

MacIntyre made an impressive pad save on a two-on-one shot by Philadelphia's top prospect, Scott Laughton, and stoned Marcel Noebels to fire up the crowd. Later, he challenged Adam Hall on a semi-breakaway to keep the puck out of the net.

Those stops paled in comparison to one MacIntyre made for the AHL's Toronto Marlies last season, which was shown on the video board during the second period. MacIntyre reached his glove hand behind his back to snare Rochester Americans forward Zemgus Girgensons' shot.

MacIntyre could provide some veteran stability on a Marlies team that will be young and inexperienced. When his defence broke down Monday night, he got a preview of some mistakes of youth that are bound to creep up.

Bernier, making his first appearance in a Leafs jersey since being acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings in June, allowed one goal on 16 shots. Ex-Toronto defenceman Luke Schenn scored on him after his shot hit Mark Fraser and deflected in.

Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said he couldn't fault Bernier for giving up that goal and called his performance ``pretty solid.''

``It felt pretty good,'' Bernier said. ``Obviously guys played very well in front of me. We got into PK a little bit too much, but it was good. I got to know the system a little bit.''

The player the Leafs got from the Flyers for Schenn, James van Riemsdyk, also scored Monday night. Tye McGinn scored the shootout winner.

In the first period, Jamie Devane tried to fight former Leafs enforcer Jay Rosehill, before linesmen kept them apart. David Clarkson, also playing his first game in a Leafs jersey, managed to drop the gloves with bigger Flyers defenceman Niklas Grossmann.

Clarkson likened fighting Grossmann to ``trying to move a fridge.'' But Carlyle wasn't surprised to see Toronto's biggest off-season acquisition fight someone 30 pounds heavier than him.

``He's done it all his career,'' Carlyle said. ``That's why he is what he is. That's his reputation. That's not anything more than that's what David Clarkson is.''

Leafs star Phil Kessel lost his cool a couple of times, once slashing Schenn on the shins twice to earn a penalty. Later, Kessel got into it with Ben Holmstrom and took an extra penalty for slashing.

``I just think that the slashing and the hacking and whacking, I didn't really see what started it in the two instances,'' Carlyle said. ``I just think it's better served to channel your energy in another way.''

Scoring Summary
1st Period
12:30TOR James van Riemsdyk (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 1 - 0 TOR
19:42PHI Luke Schenn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nicklas Grossmann (1), Tyler Brown (1) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
16:50TOR Jamie Devane (1) Slapshot - ASST: Trevor Smith (1), Mark Fraser (1) 2 - 1 TOR
3rd Period
06:57PHI Bruno Gervais (1) Slapshot - ASST: NONE 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
1TORJames van Riemsdyk - Goal
2PHIMatt Read - Goal
3TORTyler Bozak - Goal
4PHINick Cousins - Goal
5TORPhil Kessel - Save
6PHIBrayden Schenn - Missed
7TORDavid Clarkson - Goal
8PHIScott Laughton - Goal
9TORMorgan Rielly - Save
10PHIMarcel Noebels - Missed
11TORJake Gardiner - Missed
12PHIMax Talbot - Save
13TORTJ Brennan - Save
14PHITye McGinn - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDToronto Maple LeafsPhiladelphia Flyers
1James van RiemsdykMatt Read
2Tyler BozakNick Cousins
3Phil KesselBrayden Schenn
4David ClarksonScott Laughton
5Morgan RiellyMarcel Noebels
6Jake GardinerMax Talbot
7TJ BrennanTye McGinn
Three Stars of the Game
Jake Gardiner
Jake Gardiner
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 25:18
David Clarkson
David Clarkson
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 4
+/-: 0TOI: 16:27
Tye McGinn
Tye McGinn
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 0PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 13:54
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:52TOR Phil Kessel  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
03:23PHI Jay Rosehill  Interference  - 2 min against  Andrew Crescenzi
03:23TOR Jamie Devane  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Jay Rosehill
03:23PHI Jay Rosehill served by Tyler Brown  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Jamie Devane
14:04TOR Greg McKegg  Delay of game  - 2 min
16:50TOR Phil Kessel  Slashing  - 2 min against  Luke Schenn
2nd Period
02:55TOR David Clarkson  Holding  - 2 min against  Marcel Noebels
04:00TOR Nikolay Kulemin  Diving  - 2 min against  Tye McGinn
04:00PHI Tye McGinn  Hooking  - 2 min against  Nikolay Kulemin
09:38PHI Ben Holmstrom  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Phil Kessel
09:38TOR Phil Kessel  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Ben Holmstrom
09:38TOR Phil Kessel served by Brad Ross  Slashing  - 2 min against  Ben Holmstrom
13:32PHI Nicklas Grossmann  Roughing  - 2 min against  David Clarkson
13:32TOR David Clarkson  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nicklas Grossmann
17:49PHI Adam Hall  Tripping  - 2 min against  Petter Granberg
3rd Period
08:30PHI Andrej Meszaros  Slashing  - 2 min against  Phil Kessel
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/50/3
Faceoff Wins2832
Blocked Shots1912
Penalty Minutes1418
8N. GrossmannD01-12219:27
10B. SchennC0002020:34
15T. McGinnL0001213:54
18A. HallR00-12210:49
21S. LaughtonC0003018:45
22L. SchennD1002021:04
23B. HolmstromC00-12216:44
24M. ReadR0001020:02
25M. TalbotC0001020:19
26E. GustafssonD0002021:47
27B. GervaisD1002020:53
37J. RosehillL0012412:21
38O. LauridsenD0011017:19
41A. MeszarosD0003224:12
47M. NoebelsL00-11012:55
52N. CousinsC0002018:34
56T. BrownL0111011:07
65R. BordsonF0110011:14
33C. Heeter1921.90565:00
35S. Mason00.0000:00
2M. FraserD01-10022:40
8P. GranbergD0000018:10
21J. van RiemsdykL1011018:46
23T. SmithC0112018:13
25T. BrennanD0011022:31
29J. D'AmigoR0000013:11
37C. AshtonR0000013:30
39G. McKeggC0003216:42
41N. KuleminL0003213:57
42T. BozakC0013018:17
44M. RiellyD0001021:19
48B. RossL00-1209:52
51J. GardinerD0010025:18
57A. MacWilliamD00-10020:02
58A. CrescenziC00-20014:54
59J. DevaneL10-1128:15
71D. ClarksonR0003416:27
81P. KesselR0011616:01
35D. MacIntyre1314.92935:17
45J. Bernier1516.93829:38