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Patrice Bergeron leads Bruins over Maple Leafs
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 22:42:10 +0000
Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) - Patrice Bergeron recorded a goal and an assist while Kevan Miller tallied his first career NHL goal to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
Carl Soderberg, Torey Krug and Jarome Iginla also scored while Chad Johnson had 30 saves as the Bruins improved to 20-8-2 after winning four of their last five games.
Peter Holland and Jay McClement scored while Jonathan Bernier had 35 saves for the Maple Leafs (16-12-3), who lost six of their last eight games.
The Maple Leafs got on the scoreboard first at 12:20 of the first period, when Holland scored on a rebound of a Jake Gardiner shot.
Gardiner's initial shot went off of Johnson and to the far post, where Holland collected it and put it in the back of the net for his third goal of the season.
The Bruins tied the game at 5:14 of the second period on the power play when Soderberg scored his fourth goal of the season.
The Bruins took the lead for good when defenseman Torey Krug scored on the power play at 6:47 of the second for his eighth goal of the season.
Miller's goal late in the second made it 3-1, but the Maple Leafs were able to cut the deficit in half in the third, when McClement scored his first goal of the season 37 seconds into the period.
However, Iginla secured the win with his sixth goal of the season with 4:00 left in the third to make it 4-2. Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal with 11 seconds to play.
The Bruins may have lost two defensemen to injury during the game. Dougie Hamilton left the game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and did not return.
Miller left the game with 2:27 left in the third period after being hit from behind by Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf. No penalty was assessed on the play.
The Bruins' four-game road trip continues Tuesday against the Calgary Flames. The Maple Leafs host the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday.