Kapanen out with concussion for Maple Leafs

Postado Março 17, 2019

Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists, and the Blackhawks held off a furious Toronto comeback to beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Chicago had three goals in the first, then added another in the second to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Dylan Strome contributed two assists.

Corey Crawford stopped 17 of 18 shots through two periods before leaving the game due to illness. Collin Delia turned aside 26-of-29 shots as part of a insane third in relief. John Tavares also scored for Toronto, and William Nylander and Mitch Marner each added two assists. Frederik Andersen has given up 135 goals on 1,696 shots faced and Garret Sparks has allowed 44 goals on 467 shots.

Chicago went ahead 1-0 at 3:19 of the first when Keith's blast was deflected by Nylander, rattled around between Andersen's pads and just slid over the line.

If you chose to stop watching Wednesday's Blackhawks-Maple Leafs game after two periods, you happened to miss one of the craziest finishes to a game this season.

Saad was left all alone in front to tuck his 23rd with 1:14 left in the period as four Toronto players were caught puck-watching.

Chicago led 5-0 on DeBrincat's 38th goal when Perlini set him up in the slot at 12:32 of the second period.

Toronto finally got on the board with 1:33 left in the second when Rielly, who on Tuesday was cleared of uttering an alleged homophobic slur in the Tampa game, had his shot deflected in by Johnsson for his 20th.

Matthews pulled the Maple Leafs to 5-2 at 7:57 of the third with his 32nd. With Sparks out for an extra attacker, Tavares scored his 39th goal at 18:29 of the third.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Motte scored two goals 11 seconds apart midway through the second period, leading Vancouver past the New York Rangers. The Canucks posted only their fifth National Hockey League win in the past 18 games (5-10-3), while the Rangers took their eighth loss in nine outings. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Vancouver goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of 22 shots. Henrik Lundqvist finished with 24 saves as he was denied his 450th win. Lundqvist was denied a chance to become only the sixth goalie to record 450 all-time National Hockey League wins. Pettersson, who suffered a concussion earlier in the season, received a bloody nose and went to the Canucks dressing room for an examination. The Canucks received a five-minute power play after Chris Kreider took a major and game misconduct for elbowing rookie Elias Pettersson in the head.