Maple Leafs slump against Ducks as Zegras take OT winner
Trevor Zegras scored his second goal of the game 2:15 into overtime and the Ducks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Sunday night in Anaheim to end a seven-game losing streak.
Zegras scored the first of two goals for the Ducks in the third period as Anaheim rallied from a 3-1 deficit. Jabob Silfverberg and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for Anaheim, which hadn’t won since its opener against Seattle.
« We’re starting to learn as a team to stick with it and not get frustrated when things don’t go our way, » Kulikov said. « We will eventually overthrow it. »
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John Gibson made 32 saves for the Ducks, including a point-blank shot from Mitchell Marner seconds before the Zegras winner.
« It was really important for us to understand that the guy next to you isn’t going to get us out of this; the coach isn’t going to get us out of this, » Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said, revealing that the team s was met on Saturday. to deal with their struggles. « Every person in that room had to have a level of resolve that we were going to come out and do our job to the best of our abilities. »
Kerfoot failed on a penalty shot in the third, the puck going over Gibson’s shoulder and over the crossbar.
« I’m just going to focus on what I can do here, » Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said, answering a question about his job security. « I have a job to do with the group. Our group has responded in the past. I thought we responded well here today. »
The Maple Leafs finished the Western Conference swing 1-3-1. They will then host the Philadelphia Fyers on Wednesday night.