Patrick Marleau

Patrick Marleau helps Maple Leafs end skid with 3-1 win against Ducks

Patrick Marleau helps Maple Leafs end skid with 3-1 win against Ducks

It looked like the Ducks had managed to steal at least one point, but then the call came down: no goal.

Brandon Montour’s blast ricocheted off Jakob Silfverberg’s left skate and trickled into the net with less than two minutes remaining in the 2-1 contest. It did not appear to be a distinct kicking motion, but the Swede’s skate turned toward the puck and did leave the ice.

Seconds later, Leo Komarov’s shot sailed into the net John Gibson had just vacated for the extra attacker, with the goaltender’s desperate dive to return to the crease all for naught.

And with it, the Toronto Maple Leafs topped the Ducks 3-1 on Wednesday before 15,628 at Honda Center.

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