x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

The Leafs hit five to stun New York

The Toronto Maple Leafs produce a stunning third period display to score five unanswered goals against the New York Rangers.

The Toronto Maple Leafs produced a stunning third period display to score five unanswered goals and shock the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 5-2 on Saturday. The loss ended a four-game winning streak by the Rangers, who had taken a 2-0 lead with goals by Ryan Callahan and Blair Betts. John Mitchell sparked the whirlwind comeback with the first of his two goals after the Maple Leafs had been shut out for more than 52 minutes.

"We're a youthful team and got all excited," the Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson joked. "We got re-energized, and the crowd got into it and it just snowballed." Mitchell started the fightback, before Jason Blake and Pavel Kubina found the net to put the Maple Leafs in front. Mitchell struck again and then Dominic Moore completed the scoring. * Reuters