NHL: Dominic Moore scores twice as Rangers beat Maple Leafs, 7-1
Published: January 5, 2014 12:36PM
Updated: January 4, 2014 11:20PM

Toronto • Dominic Moore scored twice, Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist, and the New York Rangers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Benoit Pouliot, Chris Kreider, Brad Richards and Brian Boyle also scored for New York, and Cam Talbot stopped 25 shots.

Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto, which snapped a three-game winning streak. Jonathan Bernier gave up five goals on 32 shots before getting the hook in favor of James Reimer, who hadn’t played since being yanked Dec. 21. Reimer didn’t fare much better, giving up two goals on 18 shots.

Hagelin’s deflection goal put the Rangers up at 6:57 of the first, and Moore made it 2-0 exactly 9 minutes later. Pouliot, Kreider and Moore again made it 5-0 with about 3½ minutes to go in the second period before Lupul got the Leafs on the scoreboard about a minute later.

Toronto also lost defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and winger David Clarkson to injuries. Gunnarsson suffered an upper-body injury on a hit from Hagelin only minutes after Clarkson blocked a shot with his left foot and hobbled to the bench.

The Rangers outshot the Leafs 50-26, and Toronto couldn’t take advantage of the handful of quality scoring chances it got.

James van Riemsdyk got it started with a rush down the left wing and shot on Talbot 19 seconds in, and Phil Kessel missed the net on a rapid-fire rebound. Roughly 20 seconds later, Kreider hit the post behind Bernier and the puck slid across the goal line to Rick Nash, who fumbled it and couldn’t put it in the empty net.

Still, it didn’t take long for the Rangers to get on the board.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 42 28 12 2 58 124 89

Tampa Bay 41 25 12 4 54 116 95

Montreal 43 24 14 5 53 112 102

Detroit 43 19 14 10 48 114 121

Toronto 43 21 17 5 47 119 127

Ottawa 44 19 18 7 45 126 141

Florida 42 16 20 6 38 101 134

Buffalo 42 12 26 4 28 74 118

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 43 30 12 1 61 136 98

Philadelphia 42 21 17 4 46 111 116

Washington 42 20 16 6 46 128 128

N.Y. Rangers 43 21 20 2 44 105 115

Carolina 42 17 16 9 43 103 123

New Jersey 43 17 18 8 42 101 110

Columbus 42 18 20 4 40 113 123

N.Y. Islanders 43 14 22 7 35 112 143

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 44 29 7 8 66 165 121

St. Louis 41 29 7 5 63 150 95

Colorado 41 26 11 4 56 120 104

Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 106 113

Dallas 41 20 14 7 47 120 124

Winnipeg 44 19 20 5 43 118 129

Nashville 42 18 18 6 42 101 127

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 43 30 8 5 65 142 108

San Jose 42 26 10 6 58 139 109

Los Angeles 42 25 13 4 54 110 88

Vancouver 42 23 12 7 53 113 101

Phoenix 41 20 12 9 49 123 127

Calgary 41 14 21 6 34 96 128

Edmonton 44 13 26 5 31 112 153

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Saturday’s Games

Florida 5, Nashville 4, SO

Boston 4, Winnipeg 1

Colorado 4, San Jose 3

Buffalo 2, New Jersey 1

N.Y. Rangers 7, Toronto 1

Ottawa 4, Montreal 3, OT

Carolina 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

St. Louis 6, Columbus 2

Detroit 5, Dallas 1

Minnesota 5, Washington 3

Philadelphia 5, Phoenix 3

Vancouver at Los Angeles, late

Sunday’s games

Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.

Nashville at Carolina, 5 p.m.

San Jose at Chicago, 6 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 6 p.m.

Vancouver at Anaheim, 6 p.m.