Maple Leafs beat Bruins
BOSTON — Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal with 1:54 left in overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night and end a four-game skid.
Leo Komarov and Nazem Kadri erased a two-goal deficit with consecutive goals for Toronto midway through the third period. The Leafs won for the first time since Jan. 19.
Daniel Winnik also scored for Toronto and James Reimer had 39 saves. Reimer didn't let anything in after Brad Marchand and David Krejci scored 26 seconds apart in the opening minutes of the third period.
Marchand also scored in the first period. David Pastrnak added two assists for the Bruins and Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots.
Toronto was scoreless on two power plays before getting another chance in overtime when Krejci was called for holding 1:48 in. The Leafs capitalized on the 4-on-3 advantage when Parenteau backhanded a rebound after Rask stopped a shot by Kadri.
Kadri tied the game at 3-all 11:31 into the third period, tipping in Matt Hunwick's slap shot from the blue line.
Komarov cut Boston's lead to 3-2 on a goal 9:02 into the third after Rask lost the puck in his pads. There was no whistle before the puck trickled out to Toronto's Michael Grabner, who sent it off the end boards as the Leafs worked it around to Komarov for a wrist shot from the point that beat Rask.
The Leafs regrouped after Boston broke open a 1-all tie early in the third period.
Marchand one-timed in a pass from Krejci 55 seconds into the third, then Krejci struck 1:21 into the period after Torey Krug's shot bounced off the end boards to the front of the net.
Notes: Toronto was 0-2-1 against Boston entering the game. ... Reimer played in his 200th career game. ... Pastrnak spent the All-Star break playing for Providence of the AHL before being recalled to Boston on Monday. ... Malcolm Subban was Boston's backup goalie, with Jonas Gustavsson still on injured reserve after leaving a game the week before with an elevated heart rate.
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