Leafs' Andersen forced to exit game after hit to head
20 April, 2017, 13:27 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
Marc-Andre Fleury gave up four goals on 30 shots.
Then Connor Brown notched his 20th goal of the season from the left circle, redirecting a shot by Gardiner, at 17:12 to put the Maple Leafs into the lead.
Auston Matthews, meanwhile, with his 40th goal on Saturday, became the fourth player in National Hockey League history to score 40 in a season before his 20th birthday.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the Stanley Cup Playoffs field by clinching the 16th and last berth with a 5-3 win against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins at Air Canada Centre on Saturday.
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"It's obviously a tough hill to climb, and we need a lot of things to go our way". Over their recent 14-5-1 stretch that propelled them into the playoffs, that particular propensity hadn't been much of an issue, but it was against Columbus.
The simplest way for the drama to end is for the Maple Leafs to win, either Saturday night at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins or Sunday night at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
If Toronto wins tonight and qualifies for the playoffs, Van Riemsdyk's goal should be remembered as one of the most incredible and important of the entire season. It seems likely that Andersen would have been pulled from the game by a concussion spotter given the collision and the way he reacted afterward.
The game was the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams. Toronto of those days was built tenuously around veterans such as Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf and ultimately unraveled in Game 7 of a first-round series against Boston. Clutching his head, Andersen stayed down on the ice in obvious discomfort and after undergoing consultation with a team trainer, left the ice.
And if you're a member of Leafs Nation, you would have no doubt of the cruelty of the hockey gods. From there, the puck went between McElhinney's legs and into the net. But by second intermission, the game was tied.
Tampa almost scored again late in the period, Andersen snaring Jonathan Drouin's backhand attempt with his glove.
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Matthews set franchise rookie records by scoring 40 goals and collecting 69 points, eclipsing marks by Wendel Clark and Peter Ihnacak that had stood for decades.
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[On missing the playoffs his first season being a motivational factor] "Your first year [in the NHL] you're trying to figure things out, get established and figure out the guys you're playing against".
The Leafs have the second best power play in the entire league with a power play percentage of 24.1%.
Undoubtedly perplexed, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan challenged the ruling as offside.
Fleury turned aside van Riemsdyk on a breakaway on the next shift.
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Nikita Zaitsev took a hit from Nick Foligno in the dying seconds of the first period and he was visibly shaken up. Two weeks ago in Buffalo, Andersen was forced to the leave a game against the Sabres with an upper-body injury.