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Bozak scores 2nd goal of game in OT, gives Maple Leafs win over slumping Rangers

Wednesday, 03.05.2014 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Bozak scores 2nd goal of game in OT, gives Maple Leafs win over slumping Rangers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tyler Bozak scored on a penalty shot and then got the winning goal 1:51 into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, spoiling the New York debut of Martin St. Louis.

Bozak got to a loose puck in front that bounced past Rangers defencemen Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh and slammed a shot past Henrik Lundqvist to snap the Maple Leafs' three-game losing streak (0-1-2) and stretch New York's skid to three (0-2-1).

Toronto built a 2-0 lead on Bozak's second-period goal and Nazem Kadri's tally in the third. The Rangers tied it on short-handed goals by McDonagh and Dominic Moore 1:19 apart.

Lundqvist bounced back from two straight losses in which he gave up 10 goals, finishing with 26 saves. Toronto's Jonathan Bernier had dropped two straight after regulation while allowing nine goals. He stopped 35 shots.

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It's always a little bit weird, but it moves on. They've got a good team, and they played well tonight. I think that's just part of it.

— Peter Laviolette on facing his former team (Flyers) for the first time since his departure