"Edmonton is playing old-time hockey," Mogilny said. "It's
nice. It's free-flowing hockey. You can get burned, but you can get
a lot of opportunities to score, too. It was an exciting game out
there. It was up and down, up and down."
Mogilny assisted on the first goal, scored Toronto's second
goal, hit the cross bar on a breakaway in the third and scored an
Mats Sundin added a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who
are 3-0-1 since losing 7-1 to Philadelphia on Nov. 1. Some fans
wanted coach Pat Quinn fired after that loss.
"Philly is a big team and sometimes you just get beat. Hats off
to them," Mogilny said. "It's a tough market here. You have to
have thick skin."
Ryan Smyth spoiled Belfour's shutout bid with 8:54 remaining.
Fans chanted `Eddie, Eddie!' after Belfour made several
impressive saves in the second and third periods. His 406 wins are
sixth on the NHL's career list, one less than Glenn Hall.
Belfour stopped Ethan Moreau's shot from in front of the crease
with a pad save early in the third, but Smyth streaked toward the
side of the net and redirected Eric Brewer's pass past Belfour.
"We've had a few games where we got burned pretty bad, but we
learned from those," Belfour said. "We've played better
Oilers coach Craig MacTavish removed goalie Tommy Salo after he
allowed three goals on eight shots. Ty Conklin replaced Salo at
3:45 of the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced.
Sundin gave Toronto a 1-0 lead when he skated past a defenseman
and put a backhander over Salo's right shoulder at 7:41 of the
first, and Mogilny's one-timer from the faceoff circle during a
two-man advantage made it 2-0 with two seconds left in the first.
"Any time you give Sundin and Mogilny premium scoring chances,
it's tough," Edmonton captain Jason Smith said. "They are great
players. They got chances around the net and they capitalized on
Conklin replaced Salo after Toronto defenseman Ken Klee shot the
puck toward the net and it deflected off Robert Reichel's stick and
past Salo to make it 3-0.
The Oilers went 0-for-6 on the power play.
Mogilny's empty-net goal with 50 seconds left made it 4-1.
Toronto center Joe Nieuwendyk missed his fourth straight
game with back spasms. ... Sundin leads the Maple leafs with 10
points. He had three goals. ... Edmonton outshot Toronto 11-6 in
the first period. ... Edmonton forward Brad Isbister missed the
game with a cold.
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Arena: Air Canada Centre Location: Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Blaine Angus, Dan Marouelli Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Brad Lazarowich
Attendance: 19,340 (102.9% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Mats Sundin (3)
Assists: Alexander Mogilny, Aki Berg
Alexander Mogilny (2)
(Power Play) Assists: Bryan McCabe, Mats Sundin
Robert Reichel (3)
Assists: Ken Klee, Tie Domi
Ryan Smyth (4)
Assists: Eric Brewer, Steve Staios
Alexander Mogilny (2)
(Empty Net) Assist: Matt Stajan