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. -- It took a trip to sunny South Florida to cool off the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tim Thomas made 20 saves, Brian Campbell had two assists and the Florida Panthers beat Toronto 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Maple Leafs had won three straight in frigid Toronto and were 9-1-1 in their last 11 coming into the game. Tom Gilbert, Jesse Winchester, Shawn Matthias and Marcel Goc scored for the Panthers. David Clarkson had the goal for Toronto, and Jonathan Bernier stopped 44 shots. Florida made it 3-1 with 6:38 left when Matthias wrist shot from the right circle beat Bernier on the short side. Goc added an empty-net goal with 2:30 remaining. Every skater on the Panthers had at least one shot on goal. "It was probably our best game of the year," Matthias said. "It was an exciting game for us." Toronto closed to 2-1 on Clarksons goal in the third period following a turnover by Tomas Kopecky in the Maple Leafs zone. Nazem Kadri stole the puck from Kopecky and passed to Clarkson, who beat Thomas at 9:31. "When you score a goal like that and you have a couple shifts where youre moving the puck and getting the puck into their zone, weve shown were a team that can come back from that," said Clarkson, who returned to the lineup after missing eight games with an elbow injury. "We didnt come to play right away tonight." Just when it appeared the Maple Leafs might make a comeback, the Panthers scored twice on Matthias goal and then the empty-netter. "I think it was pretty solid," Panthers coach Peter Horachek said. "Even when there was down time and the game was going the other way, momentum shift, we took it back pretty quickly." The Panthers stretched their lead to 2-0 on Winchesters goal at 5:21 of the third. Scott Gomez made a drop pass to Campbell and his shot from the right circle deflected off Winchester and over Bernier into the top of the net. Campbell was originally credited with the goal before an official scoring change after the game gave it to Winchester. The Panthers had a goal disallowed about a minute later. A shot by Erik Gudbranson was initially ruled a goal, but video review showed the puck hit the post, went across the crease and tight-roped the goal line but never crossed it. While the Panthers felt it was one of their best games of the season, it was the opposite for some Toronto players. "Theres no excuse for the way we played," Maple Leafs forward Mason Raymond said. "Weve had a few tough games this year but nowhere near this bad." The Panthers took a 1-0 lead on Gilberts power-play goal at 1:14 of the second. Gilberts shot from the point got past Bernier, who was screened on the play by Floridas Scottie Upshall. The power-play goal was only the Panthers second in their past 53 opportunities. The Maple Leafs started slow, did not register their first shot until 7:19 in and were outshot 19-4 in the first. "We didnt have anything going except one person in the lineup is outstanding for our hockey club, and that was our goaltender," Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said. "We didnt seem to have any jump or passion to play the game and its kind of mind-boggling right now." NOTES: James van Riemsdyk, fighting the flu, flew in Tuesday morning to join the team in time to play in his 300th NHL game. ... Kadri has three goals and five assists during his four-game point streak. ... Gilbert has 12 points in his last 17 games. Ethan Horvath USA Jersey
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.Y. - OK, it is done.TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger gathered for the latest installment of Insider Trading and the topics discussed included bubble players for Team Canada, NHL expansion, Morgan Riellys status for the World Juniors, Dion Phaneufs contract talks and more. Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. Theyre both on the bubble to make that team. Another candidate to a certain degree is Tyler Seguin but I would suggest hes a longshot at this point. The depth at centre and right wing and the immaturity in Seguins game probably hurt him from making Team Canada. Q: What the latest on NHL expansion? Where and when? McKenzie: The NHL party line hasnt changed. There are no formal plans for expansion but if they expand and everyone assumes at some point, theyre going to, the common knowledge is that Seattle is the primary target in the Pacific Northwest. The strong sense Im getting now is that Las Vegas is second on that list behind Seattle and the NHL wants to be the first major professional sports league to put a franchise in Las Vegas. People in Quebec City may be saying, Hey, what about us? Well, keep in mind, theres no rule that says if they expand, that they only expand by two teams. The possibility of expanding by three teams, with Quebec City being one of them, is at least something that will be considered. Theres lots of money in expansion; over $300 million per franchise, close to a $1 billion winfall that isnt shared with the players or anyone else, just the owners. Q: Whats the latest with the Toronto Maple Leafs? Dreger: Hockey Canada is awaiting word from the Toronto Maple Leafs, specifically on Morgan Rielly. General manager Dave Nonis is expected to meet with head coach Randy Carlyle on Wednesday to get a clearer view on how Carlyle intends to play Rielly. If hes going to continue to play him, then hes not going to the World Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden. That decision will made prior to Thursday. The labour-intensive negotiations with Dion Phaneuf continue. His deal will get done to keep him captain of the Maple Leafs. Its believed to be in the viciinity of seven years at $7 million plus per season. Custom USA Soccer Jersey
. Its not quite done yet. Theyre still squeezing. McKenzie: If Rielly is loaned to Team Canada, theres an excellent chance he could be the captain of the team. If not, it could be Scott Laughton. Q: What is the latest on the vacant general manager positions in Buffalo and Calgary? McKenzie: The Sabres search continues and theyre looking at some time in the New Year, probably in January or February, likely before the Olympics but no absolute guarantee. I thought the Calgary search might heat up really quickly and get done a lot sooner than Buffalo but now Im starting to get the opposite feeling. While Brian Burke has received permission from the Dallas Stars to talk to Joe Nieuwendyk, he actually hasnt reached out to him yet. Theres speculation that Nieuwendyk maybe isnt ready to jump back into the general managers market at this time and Burke has not yet asked for permission to talk to anyone else. This might be one that carries on for months and maybe longer if they realize the person they want is not available until the end of the year. Q: Any repercussions for Brad Marchands antics against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday? LeBrun: I would say he had actually changed his ways until Saturday night and thats what was so disappointing to the Bruins. The Bruins were not impressed with him kissing his ring and Ive been told its been dealt with internally and he knows not to act that way again. One-Timers Dreger: There are ongoing debates and discussions about concussions and, while the league does not publicize the numbers anymore and Im told the number of concussion is consistent to past years but the man-games lost to injury because of concussions is down. LeBrun: I said a month ago the Ottawa Senators were working the phones looking for a puck-moving defenceman but they didnt find one. They checked in on Michael Del Zotto with the New York Rangers but didnt go anywhere with that. Well, Cody Ceci, who scored the overtime winner on Monday, has filled that role internally so far. Dreger: Team Sweden is telling all around the World Junior Hockey Championship that Elias Lindholm of the Carolina Hurricanes will be on their team. Theres a 90 per cent chance that happens but the Hurricanes havent officially signed off on it but I expect that to happen this week. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys
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