Toronto eked by the Devils in New Jersey with a 4-3 shootout victory Friday, despite twice giving up a two-goal lead and a meager 17 shots on net.
Nazem Kadri beat Martin Brodeur with flare in the third round of shootouts to halt the Leafs’ two-game losing streak
“He [Kadri] came so close to me and turned on a dime and went right around me,” Brodeur said post-game. “You’ve got to give him credit.”
Kadri, Tyler Bozak and David Steckel scored in regulation for Toronto. Goalie, James Reimer, looked like Optimus Preim of past making an impressive 43 saves in the win.The Leafs were out-shot 46-17, putting the puck on the net only three times in the third and not once in overtime.
New Jersey sits in sixth in the East while the Leafs stay down and out in 12th.
Toronto hosts the Rangers Saturday night.