NEW YORK, N.Y. - Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs broke out of their scoring slumber with five goals in the second period against Henrik Lundqvist and wrecked the New York Rangers' home opener with a 6-3 victory on Sunday night.
Toronto mustered only five goals total in its first two games of the season, but busted out against the Rangers, fueled by Kessel and van Riemsdyk, who both notched their first goal and first point of the season. Kessel chipped in two assists, and van Riemsdyk had one as Toronto earned its first win (1-2).
Defenceman Cody Franson staked the Maple Leafs to a 1-0 lead in the first during a power play, and Kessel, Nazem Kadri, van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson connected in the second ? driving Lundqvist from the net after he stopped only 18 of 24 shots.