Toronto Maple Leafs pepper Henrik Lundqvist with a flurry of goals in the second period of the Leafs-Rangers Sunday night game
Cody Franson gave Toronto fans a nice present early on in the first period of the Leafs-Rangers game, scoring on a power play goal at the 7:45 for a brief Leafs lead.
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The defending Eastern Conference champions were only able to bring the game to a 1-1 tie for a brief period, though, before Randy Carlyle and his players brought a world of pain down on the Rangers’ netminder Henrik Lundqvist in net.
The Atlantic Division team fired off a flurry of shots in the second period, scoring five times on Lundqvist in under ten minutes. Phil Kessel recorded the Leafs’ second power play goal at the 5:19 mark in the second period, which was quickly followed with a point by Nazem Kadri, a short-handed goal by James Van Riemsdyk, and two final even-strength goals by Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson with five minutes to spare before the second intermission.
Rangers forward Lee Stempniak was able to squeeze a second goal in for New York between JVR and Bozak’s successful shots, but his effort went largely unnoticed.
The two teams headed into the third period with Toronto maintaining a 6-2 lead; with less than nine minutes to go in the final period, both teams remain scoreless. This will be Toronto’s first win of the season, while it will be second consecutive loss for New York.
Here’s the sixth goal: God help New York.
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