How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Leafs, Flames fall in extra time; Canucks wilt in L.A.
A trio of Canadian NHL teams hit the ice Monday night, hoping to rile up a bit of March mayhem as the regular season winds down. Here's how they fared.
Loose Leafs fall in shootout
The Maple Leafs gave up a two-goal third-period lead to the Sabres and lost their sixth game in a row, 4-3, at the Air Canada Centre.
The Leafs built a 3-1 advantage on goals by Leo Komarov, Brad Boyes and Zach Hyman, the latter with his first in the NHL, to offset a Buffalo goal by Mark Pysyk. But third period scores by Jack Eichel and Evander Kane sent the game to overtime.
Sam Reinhart scored the only goal of the shootout, skipping the puck under Garret Sparks.
Sharks' Jones withstands Flames' barrage
San Jose goaltender Martin Jones stopped 47 of 48 shots and Joe Pavelski scored 19 seconds into overtime as the Sharks edged the Flames 2-1 in Calgary.
Calgary's Joe Colborne finally put one past Jones with 82 seconds remaining in regulation.
San Jose's Brent Burns opened the scoring 1:56 into the first period.
Canucks blasted by Kings
Dan Hamphuis had the Canucks ahead by a goal halfway through the game in Los Angeles but a pair of Kings' goals within two minutes of the second period by Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar turned the tide in favour of the home team as they roared to a 5-1 victory.
Jeff Carter scored two third period goals for the Kings, the latter into an empty net was career No. 300 for the L.A. centreman. Vincent Lecavlier had the other Kings' marker.