RALEIGH, N.C. — James Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Friday night.
Van Riemsdyk was one of four goal scorers in the second period for the Maple Leafs (15-8-1), who won for the seventh time in nine games.
The Hurricanes (9-8-4) lost their second straight home game. It wasn't for a lack of effort early or late.
Coming off of a
The Hurricanes opened the game in control with 14 shots to four for Toronto in the opening period. Andersen was solid, then the Maple Leafs'
Zach Hyman scored 52 seconds into the period and fourth-line winger Josh Leivo added his first goal of the season at 7:14.
Van Riemsdyk, playing against his younger brother Trevor, a
Andersen stopped the first 22 shots, but Carolina
Jordan Staal gave the Hurricanes life just over three minutes into the third period. Patrick Marleau answered about two minutes later to push the Leafs' lead to 5-2.
NOTES: Hainsey scored in his first game back at PNC Arena. The veteran
Maple Leafs: Host Washington Capitals on Saturday for their third game in four days.
Hurricanes: Host Nashville Predators on Sunday to close out four-game homestand.
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