Maple Leafs rally to beat Oilers in OT

NHL.com | Saturday, 10.12.2013 / 10:36 PM

Dave Bolland scored the winning goal 2:09 into overtime after Joffrey Lupul tied the game with 31 seconds left in regulation as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Saturday night for their fifth victory in six games.

Bolland finished off a 3-on-1 rush as the Maple Leafs won their second straight and improved to 5-1-0. Lupul and James van Riemsdyk each scored twice and Nazem Kadri had the other goal for Toronto, which overcame four one-goal deficits. Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves.

Ryan Smyth scored twice for Edmonton, which has dropped four of its first five. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Boyd Gordon and Jordan Eberle had the other goals for the Oilers, and Mark Arcobello contributed three assists. Devan Dubnyk was beaten six times on 26 shots.

Eberle's pass deflected off Smyth's skate and past Bernier 5:21 into the game to put Edmonton ahead. Kadri tied it at 9:47 when his bad-angled shot from near the goal line on the left side went over Dubnyk's shoulder. Van Riemsdyk's power-play tip-in at 15:26 put Toronto ahead for the first time, but Nugent-Hopkins tied it at 18:10 by scoring during a 5-on-3 power play.

David Perron's backhanded pass set up Gordon's tap-in 1:02 into the second period. Lupul got the Maple Leafs even at 5:20 when he one-timed Kadri's feed past Dubnyk's glove.

Eberle's blast over Bernier's left shoulder 5:29 into the third period, his first goal of the season, put Edmonton back in front. Van Riemsdyk scored his second of the night on a wraparound at 9:55, but Smyth gave the Oilers their final lead at 11:27 when he converted a feed from Eberle.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
05:21EDM Ryan Smyth (2) ASST: Mark Arcobello (3) 1 - 0 EDM
09:47TOR Nazem Kadri (2) ASST: Mason Raymond (3), Dion Phaneuf (2) 1 - 1 Tie
15:26TOR PPG - James van Riemsdyk (4) ASST: Cody Franson (3), Dion Phaneuf (3) 2 - 1 TOR
18:10EDM PPG - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2) ASST: Justin Schultz (3), Anton Belov (1) 2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
01:02EDM Boyd Gordon (3) ASST: David Perron (3), Taylor Hall (3) 3 - 2 EDM
05:20TOR Joffrey Lupul (4) ASST: Nazem Kadri (4), David Broll (1) 3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
05:29EDM Jordan Eberle (1) ASST: Mark Arcobello (4), Taylor Hall (4) 4 - 3 EDM
09:55TOR James van Riemsdyk (5) ASST: Tyler Bozak (2), Phil Kessel (5) 4 - 4 Tie
11:27EDM Ryan Smyth (3) ASST: Jordan Eberle (3), Mark Arcobello (5) 5 - 4 EDM
19:29TOR Joffrey Lupul (5) ASST: Jake Gardiner (2) 5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
02:09TOR Dave Bolland (3) ASST: Cody Franson (4), Mason Raymond (4) 6 - 5 TOR
Three Stars of the Game
Dave Bolland
Dave Bolland
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: -1TOI: 16:14
Joffrey Lupul
Joffrey Lupul
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:31
Ryan Smyth
Ryan Smyth
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 12:39
Penalty Summary
1st Period
07:41EDM David Perron  Hooking against  Joffrey Lupul
14:28EDM David Perron  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jonathan Bernier
16:29TOR Colton Orr  Interference against  David Perron
17:27TOR James van Riemsdyk  Holding against  David Perron
2nd Period
08:56EDM Jesse Joensuu  Cross checking against  Nazem Kadri
10:55TOR Dave Bolland  Interference on goalkeeper against  Devan Dubnyk
17:40TOR Morgan Rielly  Hi-sticking against  Taylor Hall
3rd Period
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/41/3
Faceoff Wins3624
Blocked Shots2013
Penalty Minutes68
2J. PetryD0001025:45
4T. HallL0211023:48
5L. SmidD0000017:59
6J. JoensuuL00-21213:42
13M. BrownR000005:31
14J. EberleR1135015:39
15N. SchultzD0000019:03
19J. SchultzD01-11017:05
20L. GazdicL000105:38
21A. FerenceD0001020:06
26M. ArcobelloR0331016:07
27B. GordonC10-11015:26
41W. ActonC00-1008:27
57D. PerronL01-33418:06
77A. BelovD01-12020:35
83A. HemskyR00-13022:42
94R. SmythL2026012:39
40D. Dubnyk2026.76962:09
3D. PhaneufD0222024:58
4C. FransonD02-22020:29
11J. McClementC00-11014:39
12M. RaymondL02-12017:43
15P. RangerD0011021:59
19J. LupulL2024015:31
21J. van RiemsdykL2023222:54
28C. OrrR00-1025:54
32J. LeivoL00-10010:44
36C. GunnarssonD0000019:59
37C. AshtonR00-1005:21
42T. BozakC0121024:03
43N. KadriC1114015:20
44M. RiellyD00-20215:53
46D. BrollL011006:53
51J. GardinerD0130021:11
63D. BollandC10-12216:14
81P. KesselR0114021:36
45J. Bernier2631.83961:43