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Blake, Kilger lead Maple Leafs past Coyotes

Sep 20, 2007 - 3:39 AM WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Ticker) -- In the franchise's return to Winnipeg, the Phoenix Coyotes again left the fans disappointed.

Jason Blake forged a tie early in the third period and Chad Kilger snapped it at 12:03 as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Coyotes, 3-2, in a preseason contest Wednesday.

The Coyotes franchise spent its first 17 NHL seasons in Winnipeg as the Jets before moving the Phoenix in 1996. With only a portion of the crowd cheering them on, the Coyotes grabbed a 2-1 lead on second-period goals by 2005 first-round pick Martin Hanzal and Daniel Winnik.

But Blake, who signed with Toronto as a free agent in July after an All-Star season with the New York Islanders, forged a tie five minutes into the third. Seven minutes later, Kilger - a former Coyote - converted a pass from Bates Battaglia, beating goaltender Alex Auld from the doorstep at 12:03 for a 3-2 advantage.

Alex Steen netted a power-play goal, defenseman Hal Gill collected two assists and Andrew Raycroft made 20 saves for the Maple Leafs, who host the Coyotes on Thursday.

Auld turned aside 29 shots for Phoenix, which was outshot, 15-8, in the first period.






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  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TORONTO 1 0 2 3
    PHOENIX 0 2 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) ALEX STEEN 1 (ANDY WOZNIEWSKI, SIMON GAMACHE)
    9:43
    2ND PRD: PHO - MARTIN HANZAL 1 (KEITH YANDLE, MATT MURLEY) 7:45
    PHO - DANIEL WINNIK 1 (UNASSISTED) 12:15
    3RD PRD: TOR - JASON BLAKE 1 (MATS

    Sep 19 11:01 PM


  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL TORONTO 3
    PHOENIX 2
    3RD PRD: TOR - CHAD KILGER 1 (BATES BATTAGLIA, HAL GILL) 12:03

    Maple Leafs vs. CoyotesSep 19 10:42 PM
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  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL TORONTO 2
    PHOENIX 2
    3RD PRD: TOR - JASON BLAKE 1 (MATS SUNDIN, HAL GILL) 5:01

    Maple Leafs vs. CoyotesSep 19 10:28 PM


  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 0 1
    PHOENIX 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) ALEX STEEN 1 (ANDY WOZNIEWSKI, SIMON GAMACHE)
    9:43
    2ND PRD: PHO - MARTIN HANZAL 1 (KEITH YANDLE, MATT MURLEY) 7:45
    PHO - DANIEL WINNIK 1 (UNASSISTED) 12:15
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Sep 19 10:02 PM


  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL TORONTO 1
    PHOENIX 2
    2ND PRD: PHO - DANIEL WINNIK 1 (UNASSISTED) 12:15

    Maple Leafs vs. CoyotesSep 19 9:47 PM


  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL TORONTO 1
    PHOENIX 1
    2ND PRD: PHO - MARTIN HANZAL 1 (KEITH YANDLE, MATT MURLEY) 7:45

    Maple Leafs vs. CoyotesSep 19 9:43 PM


  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 1
    PHOENIX 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) ALEX STEEN 1 (ANDY WOZNIEWSKI, SIMON GAMACHE)
    9:43
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TOR 15 15
    PHO 8 8
    GOALIES: TO

    Sep 19 9:11 PM


  • AT WINNIPEG
    NHL TORONTO 1
    PHOENIX 0
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) ALEX STEEN 1 (ANDY WOZNIEWSKI, SIMON GAMACHE) 9:43

    Maple Leafs vs. CoyotesSep 19 8:54 PM
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