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Leafs snap losing skid

Leafs beat Rangers in OT

Tyler Bozak scored twice in the Leafs win
Associated Press

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, and finished with 26 saves. Toronto's Jonathan Bernier had dropped two straight after regulation; allowing nine goals in the process; before sitting out Monday's loss against Columbus. He stopped 35 shots.

The Rangers got even by scoring twice on the first power play they gave up in two games.

McDonagh made it 2-1 at 5:34 with his 10th goal, and Moore tied it when he finished a 2-on-1 rush with Derek Stepan. It was the second time in four games Toronto allowed two short-handed goals on one power play.

It wasn't enough to make St. Louis a winner in his first Rangers game.

St. Louis was acquired Wednesday morning from Tampa Bay in the rare swap of team captains that sent New York's Ryan Callahan to the Lightning.

St. Louis, whose jersey was flying off the racks in the team store at Madison Square Garden before the game, got the chance to wear his own just hours after being dealt.

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  1. john posted on 03/06/2014 10:43 AM
    don't worrie thay will be on the right track soon .
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