Rangers run over Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk is shoved by Rangers defenceman Marc Staal over goaltender...

Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk is shoved by Rangers defenceman Marc Staal over goaltender Henrik Lundqvist at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2013. (RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:10 PM ET

NEW YORK - The Maple Leafs lost on the road, but have found their in-house goaltender.

With his best game in two starts this month and likely going back until about mid-season of 2011-12, James Reimer held Toronto in against a powerful Rangers lineup until the tilted shot clock finally gave way in the third period of an eventual 5-2 empty net goal loss.

Marc Staal jumped into a rush that caught the Leafs by surprise to tie the game midway through the third, and during a botched Leafs breakout, Staal’s shot was neatly tipped by Marian Gaborik past a screened Reimer. Brian Boyle added another on a fortunate bank shot before Gaborik potted a freebie .


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