Toronto Maple Leafs douse Calgary Flames 2-1 in a shootout.

Toronto Maple Leafs douse Calgary Flames 2-1 in a shootout.
Flames throw everything at Maple Leafs, still come up hard-luck losers
“They were patient more than they were pressing their game,” Gulutzan said. “They counter-attacked really well. And, in our game especially, when they got the lead, they played well defensively. We really couldn’t get inside on them. For me, we got to get into the trenches against them and the lead is going to be important too, either way.”

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He played his minor hockey in nearby St. Catharines, Ont., and as a result, he had 40 friends and family watching him live at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday.Please confirm your details below. Already have an account? Sign In.Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) tries to get the puck past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen (31) as Maple Leafs center William Nylander (29) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames throw everything at Maple Leafs, still come up hard-luck losers

brief ceremony, which was televised nationally on Sportsnet, didn’t feature much more than a highlight video and a ceremonial puck drop by some Argonauts, but it was still enough to surely demoralize plenty of Calgarians who just wanted to watch some hockey.

‘I learned a lot about him’ Lou, who passed away at age 78 in March 2010, was born in Regina, Sask., and raised in Hamilton, Ont. He was a tough-as-nails forward who spent three of his 18 pro seasons in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks.NOTES: Flames winger Jaromir Jagr missed the game because of a lower-body injury. … Toronto center Tyler Bozak was back in the lineup after missing two games and was placed on a line between James van Riemsdyk and Mitch Marner to start the game. …. Toronto beat Calgary 4-1 on Nov. 28. … Members of the Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts took part in the ceremonial puck drop.

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Andersen had never lost in regulation (7-0-1) to the Flames in the regular season.
© 2000-2017 Rogers Media. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of ServiceAndersen unwittingly pre-described the one Calgary shot that did beat him. Walking the line on a Flames power play, captain Mark Giordano sifted a high wrist shot halfway through the first period with big Troy Brouwer planted in front of the Dane.
Calgary Flames’ Mark Jankowski, right, has lived up to expectations in his first NHL season. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

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To be clear, this was simply the Leafs’ first home game since the Grey Cup, and they probably would have honored the Argos no matter who they were playing tonight, but at the very least, this was a perfect little coincidence. I don’t have a horse in this race, and I’m normally loath to compliment the Leafs for anything, but that fumble was too wild to pass up any opportunity at rubbing it in. Finally, Canada has its own “The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead” joke.

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Your account has been deactivated.After a bout with food poisoning that caused him to miss a game, Tyler Bozak will be back in the Maple Leafs’ lineup tonight when Toronto hosts Calgary.
Auston Matthews line’s quality chances, so it was Nylander acting a creative force down the roster, not unlike Mitch Marner for a spell before him. And Babcock’s game of right-wing roulette keeps on spinning.

Calgary had control early when Toronto’s Matt Martin went to the box midway through the first period. Giordano made Martin pay for his hooking penalty when his wrist shot from the point went through traffic and beat Andersen midway through the first.

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Video: CGY@TOR: Andersen makes 47 saves in shootout winJankowski is currently only getting about five seconds of power-play time per game, so the focus on even-strength play makes even more sense, and we can break down the kinds of plays he makes that are leading to offence.

Forget on-ice chirps. Those are so 1980. Instead, Tkachuk has been known for sending video clips of his past goals and hits to opponents as a way of reminding them what they might be in for.

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“He’s a pest, but he also brings a lot of skill to his game, a lot of grit. He can make plays all over the ice, in front of the net. He’s not afraid to go to the net, and you see him capitalize on that,” Matthews explains.

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Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk was the chief agitator, spearing Matt Martin from the bench in a melee but was also in Andersen’s space all game.

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“I thought we’d get going and get traction and take over and I don’t think we did that at all,” he said. “Now, give them credit, they played good and we had just beat them the other night…It’s always way harder [in the second game], I don’t care what anybody says. You knew they’d be dialed in and their goalie would be dialed in, but, in the end, our goalie was better.”Jaromir Jagr (lower body) missed Calgary’s skate and will sit out tonight. 

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Hours earlier, Andersen was talking about the hardest shots to face. He could have been talking about Giordano’s goal.

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The chief net-crasher for the Flames was forward Matthew Tkachuk, who bowled over Andersen a couple of times and stirred things up on several other occasions. His worst offence escaped the notice of the referees. After Martin slammed Flames forward Troy Brouwer into the boards in the first period there was a scrum at the Calgary bench. Tkachuk, who was sitting on the bench, managed to slide his stick through the press of bodies and spear Martin, which was not seen by the officials, just the replay cameras.

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Flames throw everything at Maple Leafs, still come up hard-luck losers
Flames throw everything at Maple Leafs, still come up hard-luck losers

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But it was Andersen who made save-after-save for the Maple Leafs. He boosted his record to 16-8-1 this season with a 2.66 GAA and a .922 save percentage. Since November 6, Andersen is 9-2-1 with a 1.80 GAA and a .949 save percentage. That’s spectacular!

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Don’t forget, for everything NHL, check out Rotoworld’s Player News, and follow @Rotoworld_ HK and @mfinewaxhockey on Twitter.Mark Giordano scored, and Mike Smith made 28 saves for the Flames (14-12-2), who have lost three straight games and are 1-3-1 in their past five.

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Now just one game shy of 200 on his NHL resume, Lazar arrived in Toronto with no goals, three assists and nine healthy-scratchings so far this season.

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Flames' Jankowski knows team is capable of more despite recent struggles
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1:44 NHL: Blackhawks 2, Capitals 6“Instead of wanting to go out, he wanted to stay home and watch hockey,” said Keith, who would push his boy to take notes on Pavel Datsyuk’s worth ethic.Andersen made 47 saves against Calgary. It was a dominant performance which allowed Toronto, and more specifically Andersen, to steal two standings points in the shootout victory. The veteran netminder fell two saves shy of his career-high of 49 that he set on March 3, 2014 while he was with the Anaheim Ducks.

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Leafs’ Babcock credits his success to coaches he’s ‘stolen’ fromAuston Matthews scored in the first round of the shootout, and William Nylander scored in the fourth for Toronto. 

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Maple Leafs keep Flames at bay with shootout victory
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