Toronto
Maple Leafs
41-33-8
Edmonton
Oilers
41-28-13

19 SOG
38 SOG
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TOR
EDM
game recap

Maple Leafs 3, Oilers 2

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:49 PM

Associated Press

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Maple Leafs 3, Oilers 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Edmonton Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Mikael Tellqvist took full advantage of his first start in goal in five games for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The backup goalie made 36 saves and Chad Kilger scored the winning goal early in the third period in Toronto's 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

"He's the real deal," Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn said about Tellqvist.

Matt Stajan and Darcy Tucker also scored for Toronto, and defenseman Bryan McCabe added two assists to push his team-leading points total to 49.

Tucker also praised Tellqvist.

"Phenomenal!" Tucker said. "Great effort and nice to get two points."

The Maple Leafs have won seven of their last eight games and eight of 12 in Edmonton.

"We had a ton of point-blank shots, and a couple of breakaways that were saves," Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger said. "It's tough when you come up against a hot goaltender like that."

Oilers goalie Ty Conklin allowed two goals on six first-period shots. Stajan opened the scoring at 8:33, and Tucker made it 2-0 with a power-play goal with 49 seconds left in the period. Tucker has 18 goals this season.

After Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff cut it to 2-1 with 22 seconds left in the second period, Kilger scored off a rebound at 1:59 of the third to restore the two-goal margin. Ryan Smyth added a goal for the Oilers, his 19th of the season, with 5:27 left.

The Oilers have lost four of their last six games.

"We had trouble getting a break at the other end of the ice," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "Just one of those nights."

Notes: As part of Hockey Day in Canada, Wayne Gretzky's father, Walter, dropped the puck in a ceremonial faceoff between Smyth and Tucker with their fathers looking on. ... Ales Hemsky had two assists for the Oilers.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:33
TOR
Matt Stajan (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Bryan McCabe (33)
1 - 0 TOR
19:11
TOR
PPG - Darcy Tucker (18) Slapshot - ASST: Tomas Kaberle (30), Bryan McCabe (34)
2 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
19:37
EDM
Shawn Horcoff (11) Slapshot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (29), Marc-Andre Bergeron (13)
2 - 1 TOR
3rd Period
01:59
TOR
Chad Kilger (7) Slapshot - ASST: Clarke Wilm (5), Alexander Khavanov (6)
3 - 1 TOR
14:33
EDM
Ryan Smyth (19) Slapshot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (30), Chris Pronger (21)
3 - 2 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
02:25
EDM
Jani Rita  Interference
06:26
TOR
Bryan McCabe  Hooking against  Ryan Smyth
13:44
TOR
Alexei Ponikarovsky  Holding against  Ales Hemsky
18:25
EDM
Steve Staios  Tripping against  Darcy Tucker
2nd Period
06:07
TOR
Wade Belak  Interference against  Ryan Smyth
10:04
EDM
Matt Greene  Interference against  Chad Kilger
13:26
EDM
Raffi Torres  Tripping against  Jason Allison
3rd Period
11:06
TOR
Darcy Tucker  Hooking against  Ales Hemsky
11:22
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Slashing against  Mikael Tellqvist
15:57
TOR
Alexander Khavanov  Tripping against  Raffi Torres
goalie stats
Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 36EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .947SH: 3 - 3
Ty Conklin
SA: 19TOI: 58:40
Saves: 16EV: 14 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .842SH: 0 - 0