Leafs outlast struggling Senators in SO

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Updated: December 7, 2013

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – James van Riemsdyk scored 97 seconds into the
game and again in a shootout, and the Toronto Maple Leafs got their first road
victory since October with a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

The Senators rallied from a 3-1 deficit with third-period goals by Erik Condra
and Erik Karlsson, but Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer stopped Jason Spezza
and Milan Michalek in the shootout.

Van Riemsdyk beat Craig Anderson with a backhand and Mason Raymond slipped a
shot past the Ottawa goalie’s glove to give the Maple Leafs their second win
in a row on the heels of a five-game losing streak.

They had lost seven in a row on the road since a win at Calgary on Oct. 30.

Phil Kessel and Jake Gardiner scored in the victory and Reimer had 47 saves.

Clarke MacArthur also scored for the Senators, who fell to 3-7-1 in their last
11 games. They have lost five in a row and eight of their last nine against
the Maple Leafs.

The teams combined for 31 shots in the first period but just two goals — both
on the power play. Van Riemsdyk scored his 13th of the season on a loose puck
in front of the crease and MacArthur tied it at 9:44 on a one-timer from the
slot.

Kessel got his 16th goal on an odd-man rush 3:05 into the second period and
Gardiner made it 3-1 with his first of the season through traffic from the
right side at the 11:37 mark of the period.

Condra’s wrister from the slot came 2:23 into the third period and Karlsson
tied the game at 3-3 with 9:30 left on a power play, firing the puck past
Reimer on a one-timer from the low right side.

Game Notes

Van Riemsdyk had two assists … The Maple Leafs are home against Boston on
Sunday … The Senators remain home to play Philadelphia on Monday.