The Sports Xchange, Published October 15 2013
Raymond, Reimer lead Leafs to win against WildTORONTO – Mason Raymond scored two goals and James Reimer stopped 37 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre.
Tyler Bozak and Trevor Smith also scored, and Cody Franson and Morgan Rielly added two assists apiece for the Maple Leafs. Toronto (6-1-0) won its third game in a row.
Raymond scored into an empty net with 59 seconds to play in the game, his fourth goal of the season.
Jason Pominville scored for the Wild (3-2-2).
Minnesota outshot Toronto 38-14.
Reimer, in goal for the first time since Oct. 5 after Jonathan Bernier played the three previous games, was up to the task.
Darcy Kuemper, playing his first game of the season in goal for the Wild, was replaced by Josh Harding during the second period after allowed three goals on seven shots.
The Maple Leafs led 2-1 after the first period, then scored their second power-play goal of the game at 12:23 of the second period. Raymond netted his third goal of the season on a wrist shot from the right side of the goal.
Harding took over for Kuemper after the goal and did not face a shot for the remainder of the period. Harding handled all six shots he faced in the third period before he was replaced for an extra attacker and the Leafs added the empty-net goal.
Minnesota 1 0 0–1
Toronto 2 1 1–4
First period: 1, Toronto, Bozak 3 (Bolland, Franson), 4:24 (pp). 2, Toronto, Smith 1 (Rielly, Franson), 13:51. 3, Minnesota, Pominville 3 (Koivu, Parise), 17:27 (pp).
Second period: 4, Toronto, Raymond 3 (Kadri, Rielly), 12:23 (pp).
Third period: 5, Toronto, Raymond 4 (Kessel), 19:01 (en).
Shots on goal: Minnesota 18-6-14 – 38. Toronto 3-4-7 – 14.
Goalies: Minnesota, Kuemper, Harding. Toronto, Reimer. A – 19,283 (18,819). T – 2:24.