Maple Leafs win first of season by topping Ducks
About three weeks after Tomas Kaberle expected it, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally got their first win of the season.
Niklas Hagman scored three of Toronto's five power-play goals, and the Maple Leafs finally slowed the worst start in franchise history with a 6-3 victory over the last-place Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Kaberle scored a career-high five points and Lee Stempniak added a career-best four as the Maple Leafs (1-7-1) recouped some pride for the Original Six franchise, which stumbled to that miserable start with all-around faulty play. After improved efforts in the past two games, Toronto got it going with outstanding special-teams work - a particular source of pride for Kaberle, the longtime Toronto defenseman.