In what was one of the most entertaining games of the season the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers had all their speed and skill on display in tonight’s game. To say it was a track meet is an understatement both teams traded chances and goals all night until the Leafs finally put it away in the third. Phil Kessel scored twice including an empty-netter and Mikhail Grabovski assisted on Toronto's first two goals to lead the surging Maple Leafs past the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Monday night.
Toronto has climbed over the Ottawa Senators into 7th in the Eastern Conference by going 5-0-1 in its last six games. Grabovski has led the charge with 12 points during that stretch. Clarke MacArthur, Jake Gardiner, Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul also scored for the Maple Leafs. Kessel added an assist and with that collected his 300-point in his young career. Rookie sensation Jordan Eberle scored twice and Jeff Petry had a goal for Edmonton, which lost in regulation for the first time since Jan. 21. Coach Tom Renney missed the game due to taking a puck in the head during the morning skate, he was cut for a few stitches and dealing with the effects of a possible concussion. Next up for the Leafs are the Jets on Tuesday at 8:30pmEST in Winnipeg.
EDM: J. Eberle (00:21 - 1st) , J. Eberle (17:30 - 1st) , J. Petry (13:24 - 2nd)
TOR: C. MacArthur (08:21 - 1st) , J. Gardiner (13:45 - 1st) , P. Kessel (01:45 - 2nd) , T. Bozak(04:15 - 2nd) , J. Lupul (16:54 - 2nd) , P. Kessel (EN, 18:55 - 3rd)
EDM: D. Dubnyk (L) TOR: J. Reimer (W)