Kessel Scores 2, Leads Maple Leafs Over Hurricanes

TORONTO (AP) - Phil Kessel scored twice, reaching the 20-goal plateau for the sixth straight season, to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday night.

The speedy Leafs forward could have had more, but he failed to score on two breakaways.

Nikolai Kulemin, Paul Ranger and Dion Phaneuf, with an empty-net goal with 8 seconds remaining, also scored for Toronto.

Nathan Gerbe and Justin Faulk had goals for Carolina (14-16-9), which has lost five straight including two in overtime.

Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves as Carolina outshot Toronto 43-27.

The game marked the halfway point of the season for Toronto (20-16-5) and was its last outing before Wednesday's outdoor Winter Classic against Detroit at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237918451 - witn.com/a?a=237918451