Ward stops 32, Hurricanes beat Leafs 3-0
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
TORONTO (AP) -- Cam Ward stopped 32 shots for his 21st shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs from playoff contention with a 3-0 win Tuesday night.
Jussi Jokinen, Tim Brent and Jay Harrison scored goals for Carolina, which kept slim playoff hopes alive for one more day.
The Maple Leafs saw their record fall to 33-35-9 after being shut out for the seventh time this season. Four of those have come in the past 10 games.
Carolina took a 2-0 lead in the first period. Leafs starter Jonas Gustavsson was deep in his net on both shots, allowing Jokinen to beat him with a backhander at 13:05 and Brent to roof a shot at 18:19.