Complete – March 24, 2016 – 7:30 PM ET – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario – Attendance: 18,935 – Duration: 2 Hours, 38 Minutes
Linesman #96 David Brisebois
Linesman #90 Andy McElman
Referee #40 Steve Kozari
Referee #28 Chris Lee
Skater Stats
LWJamie McGinn320200217:33
LWAndrew Cogliano210000014:57
LWNick Ritchie100001212:55
LWDavid Perron00000000:00
CRyan Getzlaf40100-2023:34
CRickard Rakell100000016:18
CShawn Horcoff102003015:23
CBrandon Pirri712001013:41
CRyan Garbutt310010011:19
CNate Thompson20000-128:48
CMike Santorelli30000-107:57
CRyan Kesler00000000:00
RWCorey Perry30100-1019:39
RWJakob Silfverberg200000016:51
RWChris Stewart00000000:00
DCam Fowler100000229:22
DHampus Lindholm101001226:16
DJosh Manson2010011023:28
DKorbinian Holzer000000018:00
DClayton Stoner200000016:09
DKevin Bieksa00000-104:28
DSami Vatanen00000000:00
DSimon Despres00000000:00
DShea Theodore00000000:00
Skater Stats
LWMilan Michalek102000017:00
LWJosh Leivo30000-1011:49
CNazem Kadri222100219:33
CWilliam Nylander10000-2016:24
CZach Hyman001000216:17
CColin Greening000000012:57
CBrooks Laich201001012:54
CTyler Bozak520100012:42
CPeter Holland00000000:00
CLeo Komarov00000000:00
CByron Froese00000000:00
RWMichael Grabner000000215:55
RWBen Smith001001015:44
RWPA Parenteau00000-2014:58
RWConnor Brown211101014:27
RWNikita Soshnikov00000000:00
RWBrad Boyes00000000:00
DMorgan Rielly102002026:50
DMartin Marincin000000223:08
DJake Gardiner20000-3020:17
DConnor Carrick50000-2017:25
DFrank Corrado110002014:29
DRinat Valiev100001013:45
DViktor Loov00000000:00
DMatt Hunwick00000000:00
Goalie Stats
GFrederik Andersen2662076.9260:41
GJohn Gibson00000:00
Goalie Stats
GGarret Sparks3853386.8460:21
GJonathan Bernier00000:00
Period 1
Penalty on Zach Hyman: 2 minutes for Tripping
Goal scored by Jamie McGinn (Power Play)
Assisted by: Brandon Pirri and Corey Perry
Goal scored by Tyler Bozak
Penalty on Nick Ritchie: 2 minutes for Tripping
Goal scored by Nazem Kadri (Power Play)
Assisted by: Milan Michalek and Connor Brown
Period 2
Penalty on Nate Thompson: 2 minutes for Interference
Penalty on Cam Fowler: 2 minutes for Hooking
Goal scored by Tyler Bozak (Power Play)
Assisted by: Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly
Goal scored by Frank Corrado
Assisted by: Brooks Laich and Ben Smith
Penalty on Michael Grabner: 2 minutes for Goaltender interference
Goal scored by Jamie McGinn (Power Play)
Assisted by: Brandon Pirri and Ryan Getzlaf
Goal scored by Andrew Cogliano
Assisted by: Shawn Horcoff and Josh Manson
Period 3
Penalty on Hampus Lindholm: 2 minutes for Cross checking
Goal scored by Ryan Garbutt (Shorthanded)
Goal scored by Brandon Pirri
Penalty on Martin Marincin: 2 minutes for Interference
Penalty on Jamie McGinn: 2 minutes for Hooking
Goal scored by Connor Brown (Power Play)
Assisted by: Milan Michalek and Nazem Kadri
Penalty on Josh Manson: 10 minutes for Game misconduct
Penalty on Nazem Kadri: 2 minutes for Boarding
Period 4
Goal scored by Nazem Kadri
Assisted by: Zach Hyman and Morgan Rielly
Ducks clinch playoffs with OT point in Toronto

TORONTO — Despite matching a career-high with a four-point night in Toronto’s 6-5 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night, Nazem Kadri knows the Maple Leafs will be in for a lengthy video session prior to Friday’s practice.

The Maple Leafs blew a 4-1 lead in a 9:23 span and trailed 5-4 before Connor Brown’s first career NHL goal at 15:37 of the third tied the game to force overtime.

“I’m sure (Mike Babcock) isn’t a huge fan of these ones, but as players, they’re fun to play in,” said Kadri, who snapped an 11-game drought with his first period goal. “I’m sure there’s going to be a few (defensive) zone clips tomorrow.”

The Ducks (40-23-10) clinched a playoff berth thanks to getting a point for the overtime loss. Anaheim is headed to the postseason for the fourth consecutive season and the ninth time in 11 years.

Brandon Pirri gave the Ducks a 5-4 lead at 8:17 of the final frame, but Anaheim could not hang on.

Anaheim dropped to 1-1-1 on its current five-game Canadian road trip, which continues Saturday in Ottawa.

“We had some guys step up and make some plays,” said Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf. “You saw on the goals, we executed properly and we were able to maintain puck control, those kinds of things.

“You have to against a team like that. They’re going to work.”

Tyler Bozak scored a pair of goals in his return to the lineup and Frank Corrado had the other goal for Toronto (27-35-11). Garret Sparks made 33 saves for his sixth career victory.

Jamie McGinn scored twice while Andrew Cogliano and Ryan Garbutt had the others for Anaheim. Frederik Andersen stopped 20 shots in the loss.

“The first 38 minutes we didn’t compete. It’s simple,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “They were getting the pucks deep and beating us to the punch. We scored the first power play goal but we must have given the puck away six times in the next five minutes.

“To the team’s credit in the third period, or even at the end of the second, they never quit.”

The Ducks’ No. 1 ranked penalty kill surrendered three goals on five Maple Leafs opportunities in the loss.

With the win the Maple Leafs improved to 8-0-1 against the Ducks in the teams’ past nine meetings on Toronto. The Leafs are 5-1-0 in their past six games overall and 4-1-0 during a six-game homestand.

“The puck went in the net for both teams obviously a lot,” said Babcock. “I thought we had the game well in hand, and they shot it in the net a couple times. I thought they took over at the start of the third period and did a good job there – had their way with us for a little bit.”

Toronto swept the two-game season series with Anaheim winning both meetings by a combined 10-5 score.

“They’re a good team, if we’re not on top of our game, they’re going to embarrass you,” said Kadri of the Leaf recent success against Anaheim. “I think it’s just being prepared and mentally ready and just sharp between the ears.”

The game also presented an opportunity for Kadri to go head-to-head with Getzlaf in the face-off circle for much of the night.

“Just be strong, just be always above him, try to give him no space,” said Kadri of the battle. “I mean offensively as an offensive player, I know how frustrating that is with someone being in your face all the time.”

The 25-year-old finish the night winning 7-of-11 draws while Getzlaf, who finished a minus-2 with an assist in the loss, won 50 percent of his face-offs.

“My mindset has totally changed,” said Kadri. “Before I went pro, taking face-offs, if I won them, I won them, if I lost them, I didn’t really… I mean half the time I was trying to go forward on draws anyway. Try to create offense.

“This is definitely something different, but I embraced it, I took it as a challenge and I do understand that good defense leads to offense.”

Toronto concludes its homestand on Saturday when they play host to the Boston Bruins.

NOTES: C Ryan Kesler (personal) and D Simon Despres (concussion symptoms) were sent home from the road trip by the Ducks. … Anaheim recalled D Shea Theodore from the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls on Wednesday. … Leafs C Tyler Bozak returned to the lineup after missing 21 games because of a concussion. … C Frederik Gauthier was reassigned to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on Wednesday. … Ducks C Shawn Horcoff played in his 1,000th NHL game on Thursday. … Ducks LW David Perron (shoulder) missed his second game because of injury.

Maple Leafs acquire G Andersen from Ducks

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired goaltender Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks on Monday for a pair of draft picks.

Anaheim will receive a first-round selection (30th overall) in the 2016 draft and a second-round pick in the 2017 draft for Andersen, who promptly signed a five-year contract with the Maple Leafs.

Toronto originally secured the 30th overall pick from Pittsburgh in the Phil Kessel deal.

Andersen posted a 22-9-7 mark with three shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage with Anaheim last season. He joined John Gibson in earning a share of the William Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the league.

The 26-year-old Dane, who was slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, is expected to compete with Jonathan Bernier for the starting job with the Maple Leafs.

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