Reimer, Maple Leafs blank OilersOct 30, 2013 - 5:34 AM
Phil Kessel posted two goals and two assists, Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, while James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won three of their last four.
Richard Bachman made 22 saves for the Oilers, who have dropped their last four games.
"We out out-finished," Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins said. "We gave them three absolute gifts."
Toronto got on the board just 1:08 into the game as the puck was pushed out of the Toronto end and Kadri caught up to it in the neutral zone. Taking it in down the left wing, he chipped it over to the slot where Kessel was behind the defender and deked to the backhand before sliding the puck in.
Reimer made the lead hold up in the first period by stopping 14 shots, and van Riemsdyk gave him a two-goal lead to work with 1:41 into the second as Kessel skated the puck the other way, cut over to the right circle and centered it for a redirect by van Riemsdyk in front.
"I can't say enough about (Kessel)," van Riemsdyk said. "He sees the ice really well and has a lot of offensive instincts."
Kessel's second of the game and ninth of the year came off from a sharp angle at the left side for a 3-0 lead.
Kadri tipped in a Morgan Reilly one-timer at 6:14 of the third period for a 4-0 lead, and Reimer made 19 saves in the frame to preserve the shutout.
Reimer has 11 shutouts in his career ... Kessel has seven goals and three assists over his last four games ... Edmonton center Boyd Gordon played his 500th game ... Edmonton hosts Detroit on Saturday ... Toronto plays in Calgary on Wednesday.
- TORONTO: 4
Oct 29 11:36 PM
- Toronto Goal - Morgan Rielly, at 6:14.
Maple Leafs 4, Oilers 0 3rd - 13:46Oct 29 11:06 PM
- TORONTO: 3
End of 2nd
Oct 29 10:41 PM
- KingHockeyMan Yo beaver - If any teams fan deserves a good team is up there in Toronto. You almost beat my BBruins single hand last April. What a scare I got! I hope Toronto finishes in the top 8 on the conference. PS: BBruins should beat you again if we meet again...lol.
Maple Leafs 3, Oilers 0 2nd - 6:13Oct 29 10:30 PM
- Toronto Goal - Phil Kessel, at 8:42.
Maple Leafs 3, Oilers 0 2nd - 11:18Oct 29 10:20 PM
- Toronto Goal - James van Riemsdyk (6), at 1:40.
Maple Leafs 2, Oilers 0 2nd - 18:20Oct 29 10:07 PM
- TORONTO: 1
End of 1st
Oct 29 9:45 PM
- Luke Gazdic wrist shot on James Reimer.
Maple Leafs 1, Oilers 0 1st - 13:46Oct 29 9:21 PM
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins wrist shot on James Reimer.
Maple Leafs 0, Oilers 0 1st - 19:24Oct 29 9:18 PM
- Toronto Goal - Phil Kessel (8), at 1:08.
Maple Leafs 1, Oilers 0 1st - 18:52Oct 29 9:11 PM
- TORONTO: 0
1st Period - 20:00
Oct 29 9:08 PM
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