Kessel, Leafs beat Bruins in the third, 4-3

Kessel, Leafs beat Bruins in the third, 4-3
February 16, 2011, 2:43 am
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By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

BOSTON -- @font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; a:link, span.MsoHyperlink color: blue; text-decoration: underline; a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed color: purple; text-decoration: underline; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; Phil Kessel and Mikhail Grabovski each scored a goal in the final 6 12 minutes of play -- Grabovski with only 1:01 remaining -- to give the Maple Leafs a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Bruins.

With 6:33 remaining in regulation, and 18 seconds into a power play, Kessel scored his second goal of the night, tying the game at 3-3 after streaking in on an odd-man rush and sliding a shot through Tim Thomas five-hole.

Grabovski added the game-winner, beating Thomas with a wrister to the top-left corner.

Patrice Bergeron had put the Bruins up 3-2 midway through the third period, after swiping a loose puck into the net while being taken down at the right post by Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf.

The game went into the third period tied at 2-2, thanks to Gregory Campbells power-play goal with 1:26 left in the second. Campbell tied the game with 10 seconds left on that power play, after he batted a Brad Machand rebound out of mid-air from the left post.

The goal came 14 minutes after Grabovski had given the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead when he backhanded a puck over a sprawling and out-of-position Thomas, who was tripped down when his left toe got tangled up with Zdeno Charas right skate.

Daniel Paille gave the Bs a 1-0 lead eight minutes into the game, when his attempted pass out front re-directed off the skate of Toronto defenseman Mike Komisarek and into the net.

Kessel tied the game at 1-1 with 2:38 left in the first period, after he took a swing at a loose puck in mid-air, following Thomas blocker save on Dion Phaneuf. Kessel took a hack at the puck from the left post and scored his first goal against the Bruins since being traded to the Maple Leafs prior to last season.Danny Picard is on Twitter at http:twitter.comDannyPicard. You can listen to Danny on his streaming radio show I'm Just Sayin' Monday-Friday from 9-10 a.m. on CSNNE.com.