Maple Leafs 5, Senators 4 (SO)

The SportsXchange

TORONTO -- Tyler Bozak and Mason Raymond scored in a shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-4 at Air Canada Centre on Saturday to remain undefeated after three games.

It was the home opener for the Maple Leafs (3-0) who won their first two games of the season on the road. The Senators (1-1) did not score in their two attempts in the shootout.

Nazem Kadri, Mason Raymond. Joffrey Lupul. James Van Riemsdyk scored in regulation time for Toronto.

Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen, Kyle Turris, Cory Conacher scored in regulation time for the Senators who had a two-goal lead in the second period. Turris also had two assists for Ottawa.

The Leafs went on a power play with 41.5 seconds to play in the overtime when Cowen was called for hooking.

The Maple Leafs tied the game 4-4 at 2:52 of the third. Van Riemsdyk scored his second goal of the season from the left side of the crease on a pass from Phil Kessel.

The Senators scored twice within 15 seconds during the second period to take a 4-2 lead. Cowen put them ahead 3-2 with his first of the season at 10:41 with a 40-foot wrist shot. Spezza scored his first of the season at 10:56 on a snap shot that eluded goaltender James Reimer. Jonathan Bernier replaced Reimer, who stopped 17 of 21 shots, after the goal.

The Leafs cut the lead to 4-3 on a power-play goal by Lupul at 19:43 of the second.

Craig Anderson stopped 38 of 42 shots in the Ottawa goal. Bernier stopped all 15 shots he faced after replacing Reimer.

The Maple Leafs started the scoring to ignite their opening-game crowd at 4:21 of the first period. Raymond snapped home his second goal of the season from about 15 feet on a backhand feed from Dave Bolland. Troy Bodie circled behind the goal to start the play.

The Senators came back to score the next two goals to take the lead. Turris scored his first of the season on a 20-foot wrist shot 7:33 with Cowen and Patrick Wiercioch getting assists. Conacher made it 2-1, ramming home his first of the season at 10:27.

The Leafs tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal by Kadri at 17:33 of the first, Kadri picked up his first goal of the season on a snap shot from close range after a pass from Raymond.

NOTES: The Leafs will be without F Nikolai Kulemin for at least two weeks with a bone chip in his ankle after blocking a shot in practice Friday. F Spencer Abbott was called up from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League to take his spot. ... D Morgan Rielly, Toronto's first-round draft pick in 2012, made his NHL debut Saturday. ... Ottawa made two changes from the lineup that earned a season-opening 1-0 win at Buffalo on Friday with D Joe Corvo replacing D Eric Gryba and F Matt Kassian taking over from F Stephane DaCosta. ... The Senators continue their season-opening six-game trip when they play the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. ... The Leafs play their next game at home against the Colorado Avalanche.
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