NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Boston
(Thursday, November 16th)
Final Score: Boston 2, Toronto 1 (OT)
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Patrice Bergeron scored 34 seconds into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Banknorth Garden.
Marco Sturm fluttered a snap shot from the right point that Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped. Bergeron, though, was left wide open at the left side of the crease, cradled the rebound, and fired the puck into the net to give the Bruins the victory.
Phil Kessel scored in regulation and Brad Boyes had two assists for the Bruins, who have won three straight. Boston goaltender Tim Thomas finished with 24 saves.
Bryan McCable tallied the goal for the Maple Leafs, who saw their four-game win streak end. Aubin, who made his second straight start for Toronto, had 34 saves in the losing effort.
With just under six minutes left in the opening period, the Bruins drew first blood scoring on the power play. From the point, Paul Mara's shot missed wide right of the net and the puck hit off the boards and back out in front. Boyes then had a chance to jam the disc home and couldn't, but Kessel was able to poke the puck past Aubin to make it 1-0.
With under seven minutes left in the contest, the Maple Leafs went on the power play and scored to even the score at 1-1. McCabe unleashed a heavy slap shot from the point that slipped through the pads of Thomas, who was screened on the play.
In the final seconds of regulation, Bergeron had a chance to win it for Boston, but Aubin made a skate save in tight to send the game into overtime.
Bergeron has six goals on the season...The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 with the man advantage...Toronto defenseman Pavel Kubina, who has missed most of the season with a knee injury, returned to the lineup for Toronto after not playing since October 9. He was a minus-1.
11/17 01:35:42 ET