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McElhinney stops 41, Leafs blank Oilers

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during third-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) Being a backup goalie isn't easy. Toronto's Curtis McElhinney thinks he's figured it out.

One night after starter Frederik Andersen beat Pittsburgh on the road, McElhinney stopped 41 shots in the Maple Leafs' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.

The 34-year-old McElhinney was making just his fifth start of the season, with Andersen leading the NHL in minutes played.

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