Kozak shines in Leafs' close win over Bruins

Tyler Bozak scored two goals and set up another as the Leafs held on to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in the NHL.

    The Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) is congratulated by teammates after his match-winning performance [Reuters]
    The Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) is congratulated by teammates after his match-winning performance [Reuters]

    Tyler Bozak scored two goals and set up another, right winger Phil Kessel posted three assists and left winger James Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist as the Leafs held on to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3.

    Goal-tender Jonathan Bernier made 38 saves, 14 in the third period, to pick up the win for Toronto (23-20-5).

    Defenseman Tyson Barrie's goal with 51 seconds remaining in overtime powered the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

    TJ Oshie scored two goals to lead the Blues past the Phoenix Coyotes as St Louis registered an eighth victory in nine games with a 2-1 win.

    Goal-tender Antti Niemi stopped 35 shots through regulation and overtime and the San Jose Sharks continued their domination of Washington in a 2-1 win.

    Since 1999, the Sharks are 17-1-0 in their last 18 games against the Capitals, including six straight wins.

    Bishop's day

    Goal-tender Ben Bishop made 33 saves to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

    Playing for the first time in 2014, Ottawa backup goaltender Robin Lehner recorded his first shutout of the season with 27 saves for the streaking Senators in a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

    Vincent Lecavalier scored with 14.8 seconds remaining to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

    Ending a six-game losing streak, the Dallas Stars took the lead 14 seconds into the game and never looked back in a 5-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers.

    New Jersey right winger Jaromir Jagr scored his 695th goal and center Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist to lead the Devils to a comfortable 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

    Ryan Ellis started a three-goal, third-period outburst for the Predators as they took down the Calgary Flames 4-2.

    The Florida Panthers used a three-goal first period to cool off the red-hot New York Islanders 4-2.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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