Maple Leafs defeat Coyotes in shootout

Updated: December 19, 2013

Toronto, ON ( – James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul both
scored in the shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Phoenix
Coyotes, 2-1, at Air Canada Centre.

Van Riemsdyk slipped the puck through Mike Smith’s five-hole on the backhand.
Smith flew back into the net and did not allow the referees to see where the
puck went. After a review, the goal was deemed to be good.

Mikkel Boedker beat James Reimer on a backhand shot, but two Toronto shooters
later, Lupul lit the lamp after faking the shot and wristing the puck over the
shoulder of Smith.

Troy Bodie netted Toronto’s lone goal in regulation. Cody Franson and Peter
Holland picked up the assists on the score and James Reimer turned aside 34
shots as the Maple Leafs snapped a two-game skid.

Martin Hanzal tied the game late in the third and Smith stopped 26-of-27 shots
in the loss. The Coyotes have now dropped three straight.