Game Story: Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Calgary Flames 2

 

Herald’s three stars are Jonathan Bernier, David Jones and James Van Riemsdyk

 
 
 
 
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier, left, smiles as he chats with James Reimer after their 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
 

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier, left, smiles as he chats with James Reimer after their 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Photograph by: Derek Leung, Getty Images

HERALD'S THREE STARS

1. Jonathan Bernier, Leafs: A Toronto game-saver, under siege the entire evening, producing 40 saves.

2. David Jones, Flames: Injected life into the home side with a tip-in goal to make the score 3-2, plenty of shots and a physical force all evening.

3. James Van Riemsdyk, Leafs: The game opener for Toronto, a spirited effort.

THE ROSTERS

Calgary scratches — D Mark Giordano (broken foot), C Mikael Backlund, D Chris Breen (abdominal strain), LW Lee Stempniak (broken foot).

Toronto scratches — D John Michael Liles, Tyler Bozak (upper body), Nikolai Kulemin (ankle).

THE SUMMARY

Maple Leafs 4 Flames 2

First Period
1. Toronto, Lupul 7 (Gardiner, Kadri), 7:56.
2. Toronto, van Riemsdyk 7 (sh) (McClement), 19:56.
Penalties — B McGrattan, Cgy (major fighting), 1:22; F McLaren, Tor (major fighting), 1:22; D Wideman, Cgy (slashing), 5:51; D Clarkson, Tor (hooking), 13:19; D Bolland, Tor (slashing), 19:16.
Second Period
3. Calgary, Stajan 1 (Glencross, Brodie), 17:03.
Penalties — P Kessel, Tor (interference), 12:22; S O’Brien, Cgy (instigator, major fighting, misconduct), 16:56; C Ashton, Tor (boarding, major fighting), 16:56.
Third Period
4. Toronto, Raymond 5 (Clarkson), 5:59.
5. Calgary, Jones 3 (Russell, Wideman), 14:39.
6. Toronto, Ranger 1 (sh) (en) (Unassisted), 18:38.
Penalties — D Bolland, Tor (hooking), 9:54; D Clarkson, Tor (boarding), 17:00.
Shots on goal by
Toronto    7    8    7—22
Calgary     15    20    8—43
Goal —  Toronto: Bernier (W, 6-4-0). Calgary: Ramo (L, 2-3-1).
Power plays (goals-chances) — Toronto: 0-1, Calgary: 0-5.
Referees — Paul Devorski, Brad Meier. Linesmen — Steve Barton, Ryan Galloway.
Att. at Calgary Alta. — 19,289.

UP NEXT

Daniel Alfredsson and the Ottawa Sen ... err, sorry, the Detroit Red Wings pay a visit on Friday to close out Calgary’s three-game homestand, 7 p.m., The Fan 960, Rogers Sportsnet West.

 
 
 
Font:
 
 
 
 
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier, left, smiles as he chats with James Reimer after their 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
 

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier, left, smiles as he chats with James Reimer after their 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Photograph by: Derek Leung, Getty Images

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, and please keep your comments relevant and respectful. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse. We are using Facebook commenting. Visit our FAQ page for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your voice
How long before Randy Carlyle is fired?
 
Today
Not yet, but damn soon
Not at all
Who cares, it's just a train wreck!