Auston Matthews and John Tavares each scored two goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Boston Bruins 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.
Mitchell Marner added a goal and three assists for Toronto, and Morgan Rielly had two assists.
Taylor Hall and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, and Brad Marchand added two assists.
Jack Campbell made 42 saves for Toronto.
Linus Ullmark stopped 31 shots for Boston.
Hall deflected Patrice Bergeron’s shot from the high slot on a power play at 8:37 of the first period for his third goal of the season. Marchand also earned an assist. Jake Muzzin was serving a delay-of-game penalty.
Tavares knocked the puck into the net at 12:21 of the first after Marner’s shot from the low slot. Rielly also earned an assist. The net was knocked off its moorings, but the ruling was that a Bruin caused it.
Ullmark made a good save when Tavares broke in alone at 10:33 of the second period.
Toronto took the lead at 14:59 of the second on a power-play goal by Matthews, who flipped in his own rebound after taking a pass from Marner. Matt Grzelcyk was off for high-sticking.
Matthews scored his fifth goal of the season on a power play at 18:54 of the second on a one-timer from the right circle after accepting Rielly’s pass. Marchand was off for high-sticking.
Tavares scored his sixth goal this season at 2:53 of the third, knocking in a rebound from William Nylander’s shot. Tavares had finished serving a hooking penalty 21 seconds earlier.
Pastrnak scored his third goal of the season from the left circle on a pass from Marchand at 8:29 of the third.
Erik Haula had his shot go off Campbell and the outer part of the goal post at 14:10 of the third.
Boston failed to score on a power play after Michael Bunting was called for tripping at 15:48.
Marner scored his third goal of the season into an empty net at 19:17 of the third period.
–Field Level Media
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