The Toronto Maple Leafs, who are leading the Eastern Conference with a 10-4-0 record, finally got a win that seemed to elude them for over a decade. The Maple Leafs traveled to Calgary to take on the Flames, and they won by a score of 4-2. That win was their first in Calgary since December 27, 2002. Jonathon Bernier, goalie for the Leafs spoke to the Associated Press after the game.
“Right now, the way we’re playing, we’re winning and I think it’s hard for a team to change what we’re doing,” Bernier said. “We’re scoring some big goals, we’re getting some huge blocked shots, and some good PK (penalty kill) and a good PP (power play) and that’s a huge thing for us.”
Bernier made 41 saves for the Leafs last night, and a big moment of the game was when James van Riemsdyk made a shorthanded goal.
“A couple games ago, I had a similar chance and I just tried getting over the blue line and taking a wrister,” van Riemsdyk said. “This time, I saw we had a 2-on-2, there wasn’t much time, so I thought I’d try to kick it wide and Jay made an unbelievable pass underneath the triangle of the defenseman and I just tried to throw it on net as quickly as possible.”
Toronto will travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks on Saturday, while Calgary will stay at home for the arrival of the Detroit Red Wings.