|TOR||0||3||1||(0 - 0)||4|
|NYR||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
Scoresheet | Stats | LTV Pre and Post-Game | Game in 6 Minutes
NEW YORK (AP) -Pavel Kubina's first of the season woke up the Maple Leafs in the second period and started a three-goal binge against the stingy Rangers that carried Toronto to a 4-1 victory over New York on Saturday night.
The defenceman lifted the Leafs into a 1-1 tie at 8:35, just 2:51 after Jaromir Jagr gave the Rangers the lead. Until then, New York held the advantage on the scoreboard and shot clock with a 20-7 edge.
The Rangers entered as the lowest-scoring NHL team (15 goals), but on the strength of goalie Henrik Lundqvist, had allowed a league-low 17.
Kubina's shot from the right point struck something and changed direction on Lundqvist 29 seconds after the Toronto defenceman left the penalty box. It was the first even-strength goal yielded by the Rangers in 230 minutes, 37 seconds, dating to an Oct. 18 loss at Atlanta.
After giving up only two regulation goals in three games, including a pair of shutouts for Lundqvist, the Rangers surrendered two to the Leafs 1:20 apart.
Toronto, which entered with the most goals in the NHL (42) and most allowed (44), grabbed a 2-1 edge on John Pohl's first with 4:14 left. Nik Antropov pushed the lead to two goals, sweeping a shot past Lundqvist as he stood untouched in front.
Chad Kilger added an empty-netter with 15.8 seconds left.
|Jaromir Jagr (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Michal Rozsival (3)|
1 - 0 NYR
|Pavel Kubina (1) Slapshot - ASST: Tomas Kaberle (3), Jason Blake (10)|
1 - 1 Tie
|John Pohl (1) Slapshot - ASST: Boyd Devereaux (1)|
2 - 1 TOR
|Nik Antropov (8) Tip-in - ASST: Tomas Kaberle (4), Chad Kilger (2)|
3 - 1 TOR
|EN - Chad Kilger (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Pavel Kubina (8)|
4 - 1 TOR
|Nigel Dawes Hooking against Jiri Tlusty|
|Mats Sundin Interference against Scott Gomez|
|Pavel Kubina Hooking against Marcel Hossa|
|Nigel Dawes Hooking against Matt Stajan|
|Matt Stajan Hooking against Michal Rozsival|
|SA: 33||TOI: 59:43|
|Saves: 32||EV: 28 - 29|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .970||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 22||TOI: 58:18|
|Saves: 19||EV: 16 - 19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .864||SH: 1 - 1|