EDM
29-44-9
TOR
38-36-8
OT
31 SOG
26 SOG

Dave Bolland scores in OT as Leafs rally to 6- 5 win against Oilers

The Canadian Press | Saturday, 10.12.2013 / 10:41 PM

TORONTO _ Dave Bolland scored in overtime, after Joffrey Lupul tied the game with 31 seconds left in regulation, to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 in a back-and-forth game Saturday night at Air Canada Centre.

Bolland finished off a 3-on-1 rush with Cody Franson and Jake Gardiner just over two minutes into the extra period, following Lupul's heroics in the final minute of regulation.

Lupul and James van Riemsdyk each had two goals for Toronto, and Nazem Kadri had the other. Jonathan Bernier, making his third straight start, stopped 26 shots for the win.

Ryan Smyth replied with a pair of goals for Edmonton. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Boyd Gordon and Jordan Eberle had the others, while Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves and Mark Arcobello added three assists.

The win improved the Leafs' record to 5-1-0, while the Oilers, who began a six-game road trip, dropped to 1-3-1.

Each team scored two goals in a wild opening period.

Edmonton opened the scoring just over five minutes into the first on a controversial goal. Bernier went behind the net to play the puck around the boards and Eberle clipped his right foot as he tried to squeeze between Bernier and the post. Bernier tripped, Eberle got the puck out front and it deflected off Smyth's skate over Bernier as he scrambled back into the net.

Toronto tied the game at 9:47 on a weak goal. Kadri took a pass from Mason Raymond at the left faceoff dot and roofed a wrist shot over Dubynk just a few feet from the goal-line.

The Leafs took the lead on a power-play goal at 15:26 of the period. Van Riemsdyk tipped a wrist shot from the point by Cody Franson past Dubynk for his fourth goal of the season.

The Oilers got that goal back with less than two minutes left in the period on a 5-on-3 power play. With Colton Orr and van Riemsdyk in the penalty box, Nugent-Hopkins snapped a shot from the slot that snuck between Bernier's right arm and his body into the net.

The teams split a pair of goals in the second period.

Edmonton picked up where it left off, scoring just over a minute in. With Bernier sprawled on the ice, David Perron backhanded the puck out front from behind the net for an easy tap-in by Gordon.

Toronto tied the game again at 5:20 of the second on a pretty passing play. The Oilers swarmed Kadri and David Broll on the side boards, leaving Lupul all alone in front of their net. Kadri dished Lupul, who one-timed the pass past Dubynk's glove hand.

Broll, a Leafs sixth-round pick in 2011, assisted on the goal for his first point in the NHL.

The back-and-forth hockey continued in the third.

The Oilers retook the lead at 5:29. Franson got trapped at Edmonton's blue-line, leaving Morgan Rielly to defend against Arcobello and Eberle on a 2-1 break. Arcobello passed the Eberle, who snuck a shot over Bernier's left shoulder.

The goal was Eberle's first of the season.

It took less five minutes for the Leafs to tie the game yet again, as Van Riemsdyk caught Dubnyk leaning the other way on a wraparound.

Edmonton reclaimed the lead at 11:27 when Smyth got his second of the game, finishing off a passing play from Eberle, before Lupul and Bolland completed the comeback for Toronto.

Notes: Edmonton's Nail Yakupov, who has no points in four games, was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. ... The Oilers have given up at least four goals in every game this season. ... Announced attendance was 19,379.

1st2nd3rdOTT
EDM
TOR
Scoring Summary
1st Period
05:21EDM Ryan Smyth (2) ASST: Mark Arcobello (3) 1 - 0 EDM
09:47TOR Nazem Kadri (2) ASST: Mason Raymond (3), Dion Phaneuf (2) 1 - 1 Tie
15:26TOR PPG - James van Riemsdyk (4) ASST: Cody Franson (3), Dion Phaneuf (3) 2 - 1 TOR
18:10EDM PPG - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2) ASST: Justin Schultz (3), Anton Belov (1) 2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
01:02EDM Boyd Gordon (3) ASST: David Perron (3), Taylor Hall (3) 3 - 2 EDM
05:20TOR Joffrey Lupul (4) ASST: Nazem Kadri (4), David Broll (1) 3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
05:29EDM Jordan Eberle (1) ASST: Mark Arcobello (4), Taylor Hall (4) 4 - 3 EDM
09:55TOR James van Riemsdyk (5) ASST: Tyler Bozak (2), Phil Kessel (5) 4 - 4 Tie
11:27EDM Ryan Smyth (3) ASST: Jordan Eberle (3), Mark Arcobello (5) 5 - 4 EDM
19:29TOR Joffrey Lupul (5) ASST: Jake Gardiner (2) 5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
02:09TOR Dave Bolland (3) ASST: Cody Franson (4), Mason Raymond (4) 6 - 5 TOR
Three Stars of the Game
Dave Bolland
1st
Dave Bolland
C
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: -1TOI: 16:14
Joffrey Lupul
2nd
Joffrey Lupul
LW
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:31
Ryan Smyth
3rd
Ryan Smyth
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 12:39
Penalty Summary
1st Period
07:41EDM David Perron  Hooking against  Joffrey Lupul
14:28EDM David Perron  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jonathan Bernier
16:29TOR Colton Orr  Interference against  David Perron
17:27TOR James van Riemsdyk  Holding against  David Perron
2nd Period
08:56EDM Jesse Joensuu  Cross checking against  Nazem Kadri
10:55TOR Dave Bolland  Interference on goalkeeper against  Devan Dubnyk
17:40TOR Morgan Rielly  Hi-sticking against  Taylor Hall
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodEDMTOR
1st610
2nd174
3rd810
OT02
Total3126
Team Stats
CategoryEDMTOR
Power Plays1/41/3
Hits4138
Faceoff Wins3624
Giveaways1821
Takeaways511
Blocked Shots2013
Penalty Minutes68
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