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McElhinney stops 41, Leafs blank Oilers

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER, 10 At the end of the game, Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) celebrates his shutout with his team mates. The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Edmonton Oilers 1-0 at the Air Canada Centre ACC, hockey, sport, stick, puck, NHL December, 10 2017 (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

(TSX / STATS) -- TORONTO -- It is rare in hockey that the only goal of a game is scored in the first minute of the first period.

The Maple Leafs did just that Sunday night. Zach Hyman scored 34 seconds into the game, and backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney made sure it stood up, making 41 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

According to the NHL, Toronto became the 10th team in league history to score an opening-minute goal and win 1-0. It was the second time in two nights.


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