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Bolland scores 2, Kessel adds goal; Maple Leafs stay perfect with 3-1 win over Philadelphia

Wednesday, 10.02.2013 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Bolland scores 2, Kessel adds goal; Maple Leafs stay perfect with 3-1 win over Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Dave Bolland scored twice and Phil Kessel added a goal to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

The Maple Leafs are off to a 2-0 start and spoiled Philadelphia's season opener one night after ruining Montreal's. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots for the Maple Leafs.

Toronto acquired Bolland and Bernier in the off-season to bolster their bid to get out of the first round and make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Kessel, who turned 26 on Wednesday, scored his goal a day after he signed a $64 million, eight-year extension.

Brayden Schenn scored for the Flyers.

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