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Toronto Maple Leafs (6-1)


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Sparks, Kapanen lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Kings

TORONTO (AP) Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts before his first start of the season earlier this month. He didn't have a chance to overthink his second outing.

The backup goalie made 33 saves in place of the injured Frederik Andersen, Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Monday night for their fifth straight win.

Sparks allowed six goals on 31 shots in a wild 7-6 overtime triumph in Chicago on Oct. 7 against the Blackhawks - the team he grew up cheering for as a kid in the nearby suburb of Elmhurst. He was much sharper against Los Angeles in his first home appearance for the Maple Leafs since April 6, 2016.

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Leaders
Points: A. Matthews16
Plus/Minus: R. Hainsey7
Shots on Goal: J. Tavares28
PIM: J. Leivo7
Win: F. Andersen4
Shutouts: F. Andersen0
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 33 (1)
Shots: 215 (4)
PP%: 47.4% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 45 (19)
Assists: 60 (1)
SH Goals: 0 (30)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Toronto 6 1 0 12
Boston 4 1 0 8
Montreal 3 1 1 7
Ottawa 3 2 1 7
Tampa Bay 3 1 0 6
Buffalo 3 3 0 6
Florida 0 2 2 2
Detroit 0 4 2 2
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 23 (3)
Shots Against: 215 (4)
PK%: 84.2% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 45 (21)
Shutouts: 0 (29)
Sv%: 0.893 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/15 F. Andersen Knee (day-to-day)
9/17 N. Horton Back (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/15 E. McAdam Called up from minors from Toronto-AHL
10/9 E. Werek Signed with European team HC Ocelari Trinec-Czech Republic
10/4 J. Glass Signed as Free Agent Minors contract - Toronto (AHL)
10/2 F. Gordeev Assigned to Junior Club Flint (OHL)
10/2 K. Pospisil Sent to minors Toronto (AHL)
10/1 S. Durzi Assigned to Junior Club Owen Sound (OHL)
10/1 M. Hollowell Assigned to Junior Club Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
10/1 J. Subban Sent to minors Toronto (AHL)
10/1 V. LoVerde Sent to minors Toronto (AHL)
10/1 C. Mueller Sent to minors Toronto (AHL)
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