Toronto Ices Colorado 4-3 - Recap
|Toronto Ices Colorado 4-3 - Recap|
Nikolai Kulemin scored twice to lead the Maple Leafs over Colorado 4-3 on Thursday at Pepsi Center.
Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs were rewarded as +100 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Nikolai Kulemin (2), Phil Kessel, and Tyler Bozak each scored for the Maple Leafs in the victory. Kulemin opened the scoring for Toronto, finding the back of the net at 10:32 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur.
James Reimer turned in a 25-save effort for the Maple Leafs.
Colorado got goals from Daniel Winnik, Matt Duchene, and Ryan O'Reilly in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Brian Elliott stopped 23 of 26 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Toronto scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 28-27.
Next game, Toronto takes its act on the road to face Detroit looking for another win. For Colorado, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.