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Toronto Maple Leafs Hand Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 Beatdown

December 15th, 2013 at 4:52 AM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Chicago Blackhawks got a taste of their own medicine Saturday night as the Toronto Maple Leafs walked all over them en route to a 7-3 victory. The Blackhawks saw their three game winning streak come to an end thanks to Leafs forwards Joffrey Lupul and Mason Raymond. Both players recorded four points on the night, while Peter Holland had three of his own. The Blackhawks fall to 23-7-5 with the loss, while the Leafs move to 17-14-3 and end a three game skid.

Scoring Summary

1st Period:

07:14 TOR PPG: Peter Holland (4) assisted by Joffrey Lupul and Mason Raymond

16:14 CHI PPG: Patrick Kane (18) assisted by Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith

2nd Period:

00:42 TOR GOAL: Jerry D'Amigo (1) assisted by Nikolai Kulemin and Carl Gunnarsson

12:09 TOR GOAL: Peter Holland 2 (5) assisted by Mason Raymond and Joffrey Lupul

13:30 CHI GOAL: Patrick Kane 2 (19) assisted by Niklas Hjalmarsson

14:36 TOR GOAL: Nikolai Kulemin (4) assisted by Jay McClement and Jerry D'Amigo

17:08 TOR PPG: Joffrey Lupul (9) assisted by Jake Gardiner and Mason Raymond

3rd Period:

00:28 TOR GOAL: Joffrey Lupul 2 (10) assisted by Peter Holland and Mason Raymond

07:38 CHI GOAL: Brandon Saad (12) assisted by Nick Leddy and Jonathan Toews

08:35 TOR GOAL: Phil Kessel (17) assisted by Nazem Kadri and Carl Gunnarsson

Here are some notes from the game:

  • Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane extended his point streak to eight games, recording 16 points over that stretch. Kane now has 44 points on the season and trails Sidney Crosby by two points for the league lead.
  • Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta had a rough outing as he allowed five goals on 25 shots. Raanta was pulled at the end of the second period. Rookie Kent Simpson came in for Raanta, marking his first appearance in the NHL. Simpson gave up a goal on the first shot he faced and allowed two goals on seven shots. 
  • The Leafs had six players with two or more points. 10 different players picked up at least one point.
  • Leafs forward Jerry D'Amigo picked up his first career NHL goal in the second period.
  • The Leafs did a good job of keeping the Blackhawks out of their zone and limiting their scoring chances. The Leafs also clogged the shooting lanes, blocking 23 shots.

NEXT GAME: Sunday, December 15 vs. Los Angeles Kings. 6 pm. CT.

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