NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Boston
(Thursday, December 7th)
Final Score: Boston 3, Toronto 1
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Tim Thomas stopped 23 shots and three different Bruins scored in the third period, as Boston rallied for a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau and Patrice Bergeron all scored for the Bruins, who have won two straight and five of their last six. Primeau also had an assist while Shean Donovan added a pair of helpers.
Jeff O'Neill scored the lone goal for Toronto and Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped 23-of-26 shots faced for the Maple Leafs, who have lost a season-high six straight overall and three in a row on the road.
Down 1-0 after two frames, Boston netted three unanswered goals to earn the victory.
Stuart netted the equalizer when he took a feed high in the zone from Brad Boyes, skated in between the circles and whistled a shot into the left corner of the net with 9:47 to go in the third.
With time winding down, the Bruins went ahead by one on a long rebound goal by Primeau. Mark Mowers set up the goal with a shot from along the right boards. Aubin turned the puck aside but the rebound sailed all the way to the left circle, where Primeau one-timed the loose disc past an unset Aubin with 5:53 to go.
Bergeron capped the victory when his shot from the top of the right circle found room inside the top right corner of the net with 1:19 left in the third for his eighth goal of the season.
After a scoreless first period, Toronto went ahead 1-0 in the second on a goal by O'Neill, who began the scoring play by ripping a shot wide left of the net. The puck, though, skipped off and backboards and hit off Thomas' skate before settling in the crease where O'Neill slammed it home at 5:04 of the frame for his eighth goal of the season.
Stuart and Primeau each netted their fifth goals of the season...Both teams finished 0-for-3 on the power play...This was the fifth of eight meetings between the two teams this season. Boston is 4-1-0 against Toronto so far this season.
12/07 22:11:04 ET