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Bruins beat Leafs 4-3 in shootout, take both games in home-and-home set

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TORONTO - David Krejci scored the shootout winner and Patrice Bergeron extended his point streak to eight games as the Boston Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday to sweep a home-and-home set.

Brad Marchand, with two, and Zac Rinaldo scored in regulation for the Bruins (11-8-1), who picked up a 2-0 win over Toronto in Boston on Saturday.

Joffrey Lupul, Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak scored for the Maple Leafs (7-10-5).

Tuukka Rask made 39 saves for the win as James Reimer kicked out 26-of-29 shots in defeat.

Boston went 0 for 3 on the power play while Toronto failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

The Bruins opened the scoring while shorthanded at 4:58 of the first period off a gaffe from Reimer.

Marchand started the play by getting Reimer to cough up the puck behind his net. The 27-year-old fed the it out front to Bergeron, who was initially stopped by Reimer before Marchand batted the rebound out of the air into a wide-open net.

Boston doubled its lead as Rinaldo beat Reimer short side with a snap shot from the off wing at 12:39.

Toronto, which hadn't allowed a first-period goal in its previous eight outings, outshot the Bruins in the opening 20 minutes 12-9 and held a 28-17 shot advantage heading into the third.

The second period had a combined four goals in a 4:15 span.

Lupul cut Boston's lead in half with a snap shot through a screen that beat Rask blocker side at 11:54 of the second period.

The Bruins looked to have a sure goal only moments later but Reimer came up with his biggest save of the night by going post to post to stop Jimmy Hayes with his right pad.

A goal-mouth scramble led to Komarov putting home a loose puck at the side of the net to tie the game 2-2 at 12:56.

The Bruins restored their lead when Reimer let the puck squeeze through his pad and the post on a shot from Marchand at 14:40. The goal was originally credited to Landon Ferraro but was changed after review.

Bozak responded for the Leafs by wedging a rebound over Rask's right pad at 16:09 to once again tie the game.

Toronto had a great opportunity for its first lead when Adam McQuaid took a double-minor late in the second, but the Leafs were unable to convert on the four-minute power play that carried over into the third period.

Late in overtime James van Riemdyk was robbed by Rask with a glove save in close off a rebound to force the shootout.

Notes: Forward Landon Ferraro made his Bruins debut after being claimed off waivers from Detroit...Forward Nick Spaling was back in the Leafs lineup for Daniel Winnik, who was made a healthy scratch.

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