Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Mason Raymond and Tyler Bozak scored in the shootout to carry the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 triumph over the Ottawa Senators Saturday at Air Canada Centre.
The shootout win capped the Leafs’ comeback from a two-goal deficit in the second period to stay undefeated in three games.
In his home debut, Raymond recorded his second score of the season in the first period while Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk chipped in a goal each for the Maple Leafs.
Backup Jonathan Bernier stopped all 15 shots he faced through regulation and overtime while starter James Reimer swatted 17 of 21 shots in 31 minutes of ice time.
Craig Anderson recorded 38 saves and allowed Raymond’s game-winning goal in the shootout as the Senators fell to 1-0-1. Kyle Turris, Cory Conacher, Jared Cowen and Jason Spezza scored for Ottawa.
The first period saw the Maple Leafs and Senators trade goals to get the game off to a 2-2 start.
Raymond scored a goal and had an assist on Kadri’s first of the season while Ottawa countered with Turris scoring his first of the season and assisting Cory Conacher on his first.
Ottawa then dominated the second period when Cowen and Spezza scored 15 seconds apart midway through to make it 4-2.
Late in the second, Lupul drew a penalty and scored on the power play to make it 4-3 heading to the third. The Maple Leafs tied the game at 4-4 on James van Riemsdyk’s second goal of the year, 2:52 into the period.
Toronto’s next game comes at home Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche. Ottawa continues its six-game season-opening road trip Wednesday against the Los Angeles Kings.