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New Jersey vs Toronto Recap - Maple Leafs Win 2-1

New Jersey vs Toronto Recap - Maple Leafs Win 2-1

Toronto earned a 2-1 victory over New Jersey on Friday, but needed a shootout to do it at Air Canada Centre.

Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs were rewarded as -177 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

The win was clinched by James van Riemsdyk, who beat Cory Schneider in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Toronto. Toronto got goals from Phil Kessel in the victory. Kessel opened the scoring at 8:12 of the third period.

Jonathan Bernier stopped 34 of 35 New Jersey shots in the victory.

New Jersey got a goal from Michael Ryder in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

New Jersey got a 27-stop effort from Cory Schneider in the loss.

On the power play, Toronto went 1-for-6, while the Devils were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

New Jersey outshot Toronto 35-28 in the game.

Next game, Toronto takes its act on the road to face Boston looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head home to face Nashville.