Maple Leafs Drop Rangers 4-3 In Overtime, Gaborik Out 2-3 Weeks With Separated Shoulder

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Maple Leafs Drop Rangers 4-3 In Overtime

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Phil Kessel scored twice, including the game- winner on the power play 3:08 into overtime, as Toronto remained perfect on the season with a 4-3 win to spoil the home opener of the New York Rangers.

Clarke MacArthur and Mike Komisarek also lit the lamp for the Maple Leafs, who are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 1993-94 season when they won a franchise record 10 straight games to start the campaign.

MacArthur, who had 16 goals all of last season, has five through four games already in his first year with the Maple Leafs. He became the first player in Leafs history to score in each of his first four games of the season.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 21 saves to get the win.

In overtime, Marc Staal was whistled for interference, and Toronto scored just 20 seconds after the infraction. Tyler Bozak sent the puck to Kessel in the left circle and his shot went past a screened Henrik Lundqvist.

Brian Boyle scored twice in a 4:09 span in the third period for the Rangers, who won at Buffalo and then lost to the Islanders in their first two games. Michal Rozsival also scored, which Sean Avery added two assists in defeat. Lundqvist made 34 saves.

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