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Scrivens gets shutout as Leafs beat Panthers 3-0

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm •  Published: February 18, 2013
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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to keep things rolling on the road.

Ben Scrivens notched his second consecutive shutout, and Clarke MacArthur and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won for the sixth time in seven games. Toronto is off to its best road start since opening 7-2-0 away from home during the 1940-41 season.

Scrivens, who got his first career shutout last Saturday in a 3-0 victory over Ottawa, stopped 37 shots.

"I said it two days ago, a shutout is a team stat, it's not strictly a goaltender stat," Scrivens said. "The guys did a great job killing penalties, blocking shots, making smart plays at both the offensive and defensive blue lines and letting me see the puck. So, much of the credit goes to them."

The Leafs beat the Panthers for the first time in seven games dating to a 4-3 shootout win on Feb. 1, 2011.

"We don't want to get overly excited," MacArthur said. "It's really early yet. We want to keep building. Our team is getting better and better. Our goalies have been playing great. It's something where it's a good feeling we're building something here but we don't get too excited."

Jose Theodore made 30 saves for Florida, which lost its fifth straight overall and sixth in the past seven at home. The Panthers went 0-for-3 on the power play and are 0-for-15 over the past five games, while giving up a power-play goal.

"Personally, I think our power play sucked the life out of us," Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. "That's an area we have to keep working on and have our special teams give us a boost instead of going 0-for on the one side and giving up the big goal on the other."

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