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OTTAWA - The Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves playing from behind too many times Sunday night.But that didnt matter to Jame Reimer, who managed to stop 38 shots as Toronto battled back from three one-goal deficits for a 5-3 win against the Ottawa Senators.It was a case of bending and not breaking, said Reimer. They had opportunities, they worked hard and they battled to the dirty areas to get goals so kudos to them, but we managed to battle and get some gritty goals ourselves.Peter Holland had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs (8-5-2) while David Clarkson, James van Riemsdyk, Mike Santorelli and Josh Leivo added a goal apiece.Its huge especially with the back-to-back we just had, Holland said referencing Saturdays home win over the New York Rangers. Anytime you can get two points against a divisional team its a big win. I thought it was a really good game and I thought both teams competed hard. It was great that we came out on top.Mike Hoffman, Kyle Turris and Mark Stone had goals for the Senators (7-4-3), who lost for the first time in regulation on home ice this season. They are now 4-1-3 at Canadian Tire Centre.Sundays game was the make-up date from the Oct. 22 contest that was postponed following the shooting at the War Memorial earlier in the day that took the life of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.Prior to the game both the Senators and Leafs met at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa to pay their respects in advance of Remembrance Day on Tuesday. The two teams shared in placing a wreath at the Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.Its a little unusual to meet and get together in the morning and pay our respects, but obviously it was a great thing to do and I think both clubs would do it again, said Reimer. Nov. 11 means so much and you really dont want to take for granted what all the people that have gone before us had done, so we went to pay our respects and thank them.It was a neat thing to be part of, to honour the fallen soldier. It was great to be a part of, said Turris. It was really important and it was great that the Leafs joined us.Clarkson had the only goal of the third period and it gave Toronto a 5-3 lead with 14 minutes to play.Although he allowed five goals on 30 shots, Robin Lehner made some brilliant saves including one off Phil Kessel in the third when, while on his stomach, he reached out with his stick to swipe the puck away just before it crossed the goal line.In the opening moments of the game it was the Maple Leafs who had the best opportunity to score but Lehner made a great pad save on a one timer from Leivo.Seconds later Hoffman intercepted a clearing attempt just inside Torontos blue-line, moved into the face-off circle and put a wrist shot over the shoulder of Reimer for a 1-0 Senators lead less than three minutes into the game.The rest of the first period was fairly uneventful until the dying minutes when the two clubs traded goals a little more than two minutes apart.The Leafs got the first one at 16:25 when Holland took a shot that hit Lehners stick and was redirected over his shoulder into the top of net were it became lodged between the netting and the bar.There was confusion as it wasnt immediately known where the puck was and the play was reviewed before confirmation of the goal came.At 18:27 Turris beat Reimer with a wrist shot on a delayed penalty call as Bobby Ryan was hooked coming out of his own end. Ryan managed to get into the Toronto end and send a pass to Jared Cowen, who tipped it to Turris as he was entering the zone late.In the past couple of games weve been building and have been better but today was a setback, Turris said. It something well have to work on.The Leafs tied the game early in the second period on another funny bounce involving Lehner.Van Riemsdyk took a shot as he crossed the blue-line that hit Lehner in the shoulder, bounced high into the air and came down behind the netminder in the crease where van Riemsdyk tapped it in on his way by the net.Less than two minutes later Stone gave the Senators their third lead of the game as he buried a rebound past Reimer during a power play at 4:04.The goal brigade continued as Leivo scored his first goal of the season when he redirected a centring pass from Trevor Smith past Lehner at 6:21.The Leafs then took their first lead as Santorelli scored a shorthanded goal at 10:53.Its tough, especially with the way we started. We had momentum and we got pucks to the net but eventually we gave them too much time and space and they made us pay, said Ryan.Theres teaching points there for us. We havent been as resilient as we have been in the past few games.The Senators will now head out on a three-game trip to Western Canada starting Tuesday while the Leafs are off until Wednesday when they host the Boston Bruins.Notes -Erik Condra, Patrick Wiercioch and Alex Chiasson were scratches for the Senators while scratches for the Maple Leafs were Daniel Winnik, Matt Frattin and Stuart Percy…Before his first-period goal Senators forward Kyle Turris hadnt scored a goal since the first game of the season, a span of 13 games … Sundays game was the 100th meeting between the Senators and Maple Leafs…The Maple Leafs recalled forward Trevor Smith from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League earlier Sunday...With 46, Phil Kessel has more career points against Ottawa than any other NHL team. Jake DeBrusk Jersey. 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The win was a big one for the Stampeders (2-0), who were without running back Jon Cornish and receivers Nik Lewis and Maurice Price. Cornish, the CFLs outstanding player last season, and Lewis are out with concussion symptoms while Price has a broken hand. But that didnt deter Mitchell, who finished 16-of-24 passing for 268 yards to improve to 5-0 as a starter. He needs two wins to tie the league record for most victories to begin a CFL career held by former Stampeder Jeff Garcia. "Were 2-0 right now, thats all Im worried about," Mitchell said. "Im not worried about my record, Im worried about this teams record and thats what Im going to keep worrying about. "I keep doing everything I can in my power to get us in a position to win the game." Then again, hardly anyone noticed as just 16,102 fans were at Rogers Centre. Last weekend, under 18,000 watched Toronto defeat Saskatchewan 48-15 in its home opener. Calgary head coach/GM John Hufnagel was complimentary of his quarterback. "Bo had a good game, he did what we needed from the position," Hufnagel said. "He had good composure for the most part, threw the ball very accurately." Toronto head coach Scott Milanovich said Mitchell had too much time to look downfield. "I felt like we didnt get much pressure on him," Milanovich said. "If he can stand back there and have time, theyre going to gut you." With Cornish out, Matt Walter and Jock Sanders split the halfback duties, rushing for 46 and 15 yards, respectively, as Calgary ran for 100 yards on 22 carries. Anthony Parker was the Stampeders receiving leader with four catches for 101 yards and a TD while sophomore Jeff Fuller had five receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Calgary also showed some offensive flare that helped stake it to a 17-9 half-time advantage. Mitchell took a lateral from Sanders, then hit Parker with a 58-yard TD pass to end the first and put Calgary ahead 10-6. The play was originally flagged as an illegal forward pass but overturned by review. "Dickie (offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson) felt like we were backed up a little bit," Mitchell said. "We kept being backed up on our drives . . . so we decided, Hey, weve got a couple of first downs, lets get a big one." Then Mitchell found Fuller on an eight-yard TD toss at 5:11 of the second giving Calgary a 17-6 advantage. It was set up by Sanders sparkling 121-yard return after Swayze Waters missed a 34-yard field goal try. But the offence wasnt the only unit playing hurt. Calgarys defence held Toronto without a TD despite losing linebacker Deron Mayo and defensive back Keon Raymond to leg injuriees.dddddddddddd Mitchell said theres a simple reason why Calgary continues to win despite mounting injuries. "The coaching staff," he said. "Those guys, they work tirelessly. "They make sure we have the right gameplan, they make sure were in there studying, theyre on our backs making sure were in there practising the plays." Hufnagel was very matter of fact when asked about his teams injury situation. "Im not going to say much except that every team has 44 players and theyre expected to win football games," he said. "Thats how we approach it." Marquay McDaniel had the other TD for Calgary while Rene Paredes had four converts and two field goals. Waters booted five field goals for Toronto (1-2), which was without receivers Andre Durie (clavicle) and Jason Barnes (knee). Rookies Anthony Coombs and Darvin Adams made their first career starts. After almost scoring at will against the defending Grey Cup champions, Toronto could only muster field goals against a Calgary defence that bent but never broke. The Argos had the ball for over 31 minutes and amassed 445 total yards. "We had our chances to make it a more closely contested game but then we made mental mistakes," Milanovich said. "There was a lot of talk about the guys Calgary was missing . . . . but they always seem to have the talent to bring in." Toronto quarterback Ricky Ray finished 28-of-36 passing for 291 yards after throwing for 407 yards and three TDs against Saskatchewan. Chad Owens had his second 100-yard receiving game with nine catches for 102 yards. "It was a win for their defence," Ray said. "Rich (Stampeders defensive co-ordinator Rich Stubler) mixed it up -- a lot of zone coverage and they kept us in front of them. "They hit hard and it definitely threw us off our rhythm. We werent able to capitalize and only got field goals." A fact not lost upon Mitchell. "Seven is better than three, I know that," he said. "Its not easy to stop that man, Ricky Ray is a guy who will slice and dice you. "Our guys did a great job tonight of making sure they were in the right spot and holding them." NOTES -- Toronto honoured cornerback Byron Parker in the first quarter. He retired as an Argo after signing a one-day contract with the club. Parker spent seven seasons with Toronto and holds the league records for most interception TD returns (nine) and most interception return yards in a season (348). Parker played for Toronto, Edmonton, B.C., and Montreal and was a three-time league all-star. He was also the NCAA slam-dunk champion in 03 at Tulane . . . Linebacker Keenan McDougal and offensive lineman Edwin Harrison were Calgarys scratches while linebacker Greg Jones and defensive lineman Delano Johnson didnt dress for Toronto. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '