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Max Domi scores the winning goal in a penalty shootout, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the Rangers TORONTO (AP) – Max Domi scores the winning goal in a penalty shootout, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

I won.
New York Rangers Saturday night at 4:3.
John Tavares, Mitch Marner and William Nylander scored in regulation time for Toronto, which has won nine of its past 10 games.
Ilya Samsonov stopped 32 shots.
Domi gave Toronto the lead in the fourth after Mika Zibanejad and Marner traded goals in the shootout.
New York’s Vincent Trocheck then hit the post, clinching the victory for the Maple Leafs.
“A tie game before three rounds, a tie game before overtime against a really good team,” Domi said.
“You have to have confidence when the pressure is on.
” Trocheck scored two goals, Alexis Lafreniere one as the Rangers (11-1-1) lost for the second time in 13 games.
Recorded 2 assists.
Artemi Panarin also had two assists and Igor Shesterkin had 31 saves.
“Anything can happen in a shooting,” Trocheck said.
“It’s good to score.
” Ilya Lyubushkin did not return after taking a hard hit from New York’s rising star Matt Lempe late in the second period, but after Thursday’s three-team rotation.
He came on as a substitute in place of an injured defender.
From Anaheim to Toronto to the Maple Leafs.
The 29-year-old Russian also made 31 appearances for the club in 2022, making one play-off appearance.
The 6-foot-2 Lempe and Toronto’s Ryan Reaves, who were the favorites for three memorable appearances in the NHL’s first six games, fell off their gloves in a powerful third-period comeback.
Toronto forward Calle Jarnkrok is back on the field after breaking his ankle during practice on Jan.
26, and defenseman Timothy Liljegren also returns after missing two games with an undisclosed injury.
Jarunkrok’s shot hit Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba and was deflected by the Toronto captain for his 18th goal of the season.
Tavares scored on his 7th and 17 in the third period to tie the game at 2-2.
I made it.
Father Ty Domi, who ranks third all-time in penalty minutes, gave credit to both fighters.
Domi said this on his 29th birthday.
“There’s nothing even close to that.

.I have a lot of respect for those two guys.
” Tavares called the match “a great loss of importance in that part of the game.
” He called it a “throwback” battle.
“There was some kind of anticipation.
Everyone really wanted to go there,” he said.
Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe suffered a head injury but was concerned about the blow to Lyubushkin, who was in the locker room after the game.
“It went wide, left my feet and hit me in the head,” Keefe said.
Samsonov denied Panarin with less than five minutes left in regulation time and then made an even bigger save against Adam Fox.
However, Trocheck tied it with his second shot of the night, converting the rebound with 1:.
07 remaining to take the No.
22 spot overall.
“We played together,” Samsonov said.
Samsonov also made a big OT stop against Panarin.
“We kept fighting hard.

” With 27 points left in the first period, New York took the lead with its 18th point with 8: left in the first period when Lafreniere hit a shot that hit the post and the back crossbar.
After many pregame conversations about Lempe and Reaves, the two became close late in the game.
Reaves, 37, tried to get the 21-year-old forward’s attention in the neutral zone at the end of his shift, but Lempe ran away amid boos from the Scotiabank Arena crowd.
Samsonov stopped Jimmy Vesey’s breakthrough late in the period, and Trochek hit the post on the power play in front of Maple.


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