FINAL
PHX
5
BOS
2
FINAL OT
CBJ
3
SJS
2
FINAL
NYR
6
BUF
3
FINAL
OTT
1
TOR
5
FINAL SO
DAL
5
NYI
4
FINAL
MTL
3
PIT
2
FINAL
NJD
2
WSH
7
FINAL
ATL
3
TBL
5
FINAL OT
PHI
1
STL
2
FINAL
ANA
1
NSH
4
FINAL
DET
3
CHI
2
FINAL SO
LAK
2
VAN
1

Maple Leafs 5, Senators 1

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

TORONTO (AP) - Fast, aggressive, confident.

It's the vision the Toronto Maple Leafs had entering the season, but couldn't be sure existed until they started playing meaningful games. The early returns have been even better than expected.

Newcomers Kris Versteeg and Clarke MacArthur each had a goal and an assist Saturday night and the Maple Leafs displayed a well-balanced attack in a dominant 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

"That's a great style of hockey for our team," MacArthur said. "We didn't really give them a chance to even get anything going. We finished hits everywhere. That's what we want to do, we want to be rough and we want to slow guys down a lot finishing hits all nights.

"It wears teams out."

With two wins over division rivals to start the season, the formula has worked perfectly. Last season, Toronto's second victory didn't come until its 14th game.

For coach Ron Wilson, there's no mystery behind the better start.

"They're better players - period," he said.

Nikolai Kulemin, Phil Kessel and Tim Brent also scored and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 17 saves for Toronto, which opened the season Thursday night with a 3-2 home victory over Montreal.

Jason Spezza scored for Ottawa, coming off a 2-1 home loss to Buffalo on Friday night.

"Very disappointing," Senators coach Cory Clouston said. "We thought we had a pretty positive preseason, had a good week of practice. We've been outworked, outcompeted and outexecuted in all areas right now."

Toronto took an early 2-0 lead, with MacArthur setting up Kulemin at 1:38, and Kessel beating Pascal Leclaire off a feed from Versteeg at 7:51.

MacArthur scored midway through the second, Versteeg capitalized on a power play at 2:44 of the third, and Brent made it 5-0 at 5:39. Spezza spoiled Giguere's shutout bid at 7:11.

NOTES: Last season, Toronto needed 14 games to get its second victory. ... There were three fights in the third period. ... Leafs defenseman Brett Lebda (shoulder) hopes to make his debut with the team next week. ... Ottawa's Ryan Shannon and Toronto's John Mitchell were healthy scratches.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:38TOR Nikolay Kulemin (1) ASST: Clarke MacArthur (1) 1 - 0 TOR
07:51TOR Phil Kessel (2) ASST: Kris Versteeg (1) 2 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
08:18TOR Clarke MacArthur (2) ASST: Mikhail Grabovski (2), Mike Komisarek (2) 3 - 0 TOR
3rd Period
02:44TOR PPG - Kris Versteeg (1) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (1), Phil Kessel (1) 4 - 0 TOR
05:39TOR Tim Brent (2) ASST: NONE 5 - 0 TOR
07:11OTT Jason Spezza (1) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (1), Sergei Gonchar (1) 5 - 1 TOR
Penalty Summary
1st Period
10:10OTT Erik Karlsson  Interference against  Mike Brown
18:54OTT Zack Smith  Interference against  Luke Schenn
2nd Period
04:13OTT Jason Spezza  Hooking against  Kris Versteeg
09:23TOR Colby Armstrong  Hi-sticking against  Matt Carkner
12:42TOR Tyler Bozak  Hooking against  Zack Smith
3rd Period
01:41OTT Chris Kelly  Holding the stick against  Colby Armstrong
02:18OTT Sergei Gonchar  Hooking against  Kris Versteeg
06:04TOR Mike Brown  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
06:04OTT Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Brown
08:59OTT Matt Carkner  Fighting (maj) against  Colton Orr
08:59TOR Colton Orr  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Carkner
14:27TOR Tim Brent  Tripping against  Nick Foligno
15:49OTT Mike Fisher  Fighting (maj) against  Kris Versteeg
15:49TOR Kris Versteeg  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Fisher
18:38TOR Nikolay Kulemin  Slashing against  Erik Karlsson
18:38TOR Dion Phaneuf  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
PeriodOTTTOR
1st617
2nd614
3rd67
Total1838
Team Stats
CategoryOTTTOR
Power Plays0/41/5
Hits3037
Faceoff Wins2323
Giveaways922
Takeaways610
Blocked Shots1114
Penalty Minutes2533
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