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Shorthanded goals key to Toronto win

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Toronto scored three times in the second period, including short-handed goals by Shayne Corson and Jonas Hoglund, and the Maple Leafs defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 Tuesday night.

Corson opened the scoring at 7:55 of the second when he beat goalie Tommy Salo on an Edmonton power play. Darcy Tucker stole the puck in the corner and passed it out front to Corson, who was stopped on his first shot but got the rebound past Salo.

Mikael Renberg made it 2-0 just 58 seconds later when he took a pass from captain Mats Sundin and slid a shot though Salo's legs as the goaltender fell to the ice.

Hoglund gave Toronto a three-goal lead at 17:29 with Leafs defenseman Bryan McCabe serving an interference penalty.

The Swedish trio of Sundin, Hoglund and Renberg have combined for eight goals and 11 assists in the Leafs first six games.

Tucker made it 4-0 when he scored 1:20 into the third period.

Former Oiler Curtis Joseph stopped 15 shots, losing his shutout bid at 6:35 of the third on Edmonton native Mike Comrie's goal.

Joseph has lost only once to Edmonton in nine games since signing with the Leafs as an unrestricted free agent in July 1998.

Toronto won for the third time in four games. Edmonton had a five-game unbeaten streak end.

The Oilers registered just three shots in the first period and were 0-for-7 on the power-play.

Notes: Salo has started all seven games for the Oilers, but was pulled for rookie Ty Conklin after Toronto's fourth goal. Salo appeared in 73 games last year ... The shorthanded goals by the Maple Leafs were their first two of the season ... Winger Daniel Cleary extended his assist streak to three games after setting up Comrie's goal ... Corson assisted on Tucker's goal.

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