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Avalanche 3, Maple Leafs 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Maple Leafs 2, OT
Colorado Avalanche 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Three Stars of the Game
David Jones
David Jones
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:32
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 29TOI: 61:09
GA: 2EV: 24-26
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .931SH: 0-0
Phil Kessel
Phil Kessel
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 20:48

TORONTO (AP) - David Jones scored 1:11 into to give the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

Jones buried the rebound of Kyle Quincey's shot past goalie James Reimer.

Daniel Winnik and Milan Hejduk also scored for Colorado (5-1). Phil Kessel and Nikolai Kulemin had goals the Maple Leafs (3-0-1).

The Avalanche went 5-0 on their longest road trip of the season. It was Colorado's first perfect mark in a trip that long.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere started in goal for Colorado against his former team. Giguere, who signed a two-year deal with the Avalanche in the summer, was the Maple Leafs' opening-night starter last season.

After a scoreless first period, Kessel gave the Leafs a 1-0 lead just 19 seconds into the second. Kessel led a rush and ripped a shot past Giguere's shoulder after crossing the blue line.

Colorado quickly got even at 3:31. Ryan O'Reilly brought the puck into the Toronto zone before passing it back to the trailing Winnik, whose low shot beat Reimer between the pads.

The Maple Leafs had a chance to take the lead later in the period, but Kulemin missed a chance at an empty net when Giguere was out of position. Clarke MacArthur was then stopped on a follow-up chance.

Colorado's second goal came on the power play with just over five minutes left in the second. With Tyler Bozak in the box for interference, Hejduk let go a shot from the right side that beat Reimer. The puck got through traffic in front and squeezed through a gap between Reimer's left arm and leg.

Kulemin tied it 2-2 with just under five minutes left in the third. The Leafs were pressing all period but Giguere kept them at bay until he was unable to hold onto defenseman Dion Phaneuf's shot. Kulemin was there to pick up the rebound and found the open side for his first goal of the season.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
Phil Kessel (6) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (3)
1 - 0 TOR
Daniel Winnik (2) ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (5), Jan Hejda (3)
1 - 1 Tie
PPG - Milan Hejduk (3) ASST: Erik Johnson (5), Paul Stastny (3)
2 - 1 COL
3rd Period
Nikolay Kulemin (1) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (4), Clarke MacArthur (1)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
David Jones (4) ASST: Kyle Quincey (2)
3 - 2 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
Joffrey Lupul  Slashing against  Ryan O'Reilly
Milan Hejduk  Hooking against  Tyler Bozak
Milan Hejduk  Hooking against  Joffrey Lupul
2nd Period
Tyler Bozak  Interference against  Jay McClement
Cody McLeod  Hooking against  Dion Phaneuf
3rd Period
Ryan O'Byrne  Cross checking against  Colby Armstrong
OT Period
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 29TOI: 61:09
Saves: 27EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .931SH: 0 - 0
James Reimer
James Reimer
SA: 24TOI: 61:02
Saves: 21EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
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