VIDEO: Ducks Edge Maple Leafs 2-1

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

Anaheim, CA – The Ducks returned home to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. John Gibson was in net against Jack Campbell.

Anaheim would strike first in this contest, just over three minutes into the game. Michael Del Zotto would take a point shot through traffic that would eventually get stopped by Campbell’s left leg pad. The rebound came to Carter Rowney, who was in the right place at the right time and tapped the puck in for an easy score.

A few minutes later Ryan Getzlaf brought the puck behind the net and did a reverse pass to Danton Heinen, who nearly scored from the side of the net. The Ducks nearly scored in another instance where Sonny Milano found Matt Irwin in front of the net. Irwin almost redirected the puck past Campbell, who got a piece of the puck with his glove to prevent a goal.

In the second period, there was no scoring, but Kyle Clifford and Nicolas Deslauriers dropped the gloves. Clifford made a big hit on David Backes and Deslauriers challenged Clifford immediately after the hit.

In the third period, the Maple Leafs had an early power play, but couldn’t convert. Gibson had to make some quality saves at the beginning of the period to keep it a 1-0 game. In the middle of the period, Adam Henrique would score from the slot as he Campbell shooting the puck past him and just inside the far post.

Shortly after the goal by Henrique, Gibson left the game. He appeared to have tweaked something. He talked to one of the trainers and decided to come out of the game. With Ryan Miller in net, Toronto finally broke through with three minutes to go in the game. The Maple Leafs pulled their goalie and it appeared like Milano had a chance to clear the puck, but William Nylander stole the puck and ended up going to the net and beat Miller low.

Toronto tried to tie the game in the final minutes, but couldn’t get another past Miller. The Ducks held on to win 2-1.


This was another solid game for Anaheim, who again played without their top-four defensemen. The Ducks nearly scored multiple times in the opening period. Anaheim won the face-offs by nearly a 2-to-1 margin and kept Toronto off the board until late in the game. The Ducks were also able to prevent the Maple Leafs from scoring on the power play. Despite giving up a goal, Miller made a couple of quality saves in the final moments of the game to preserve the win for Anaheim.

Team Notes/Stats:

Henrique scored his team-leading 25th goal.

Deslauriers leads the league with 14th fights.

What’s Next?

The Ducks continue their homestand on Sunday against Minnesota at 6 PM.

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March 7th, 2020


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