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Morgan Rielly deflected a shot by Mitch Marner for his second goal of the game at 3:54 of overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Boston Bruins 4-3 Saturday night.
Rielly also scored the first goal of the game, and Marner picked up his second assist after taking his shot from the left circle on a pass from Auston Matthews.
Dmytro Timashov and Alex Kerfoot also scored for the Maple Leafs in the first meeting between the teams since the Bruins won Game 7 of their first-round playoff series last season.
Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen and David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins, who twice tied the game in the third period.
Frederik Andersen had a solid game in the Toronto goal, stopping 43 shots.
Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves.
Rielly opened the scoring at 5:55 of the first period with his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the point that deflected off Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo. Marner and Andreas Johnsson had the assists.
Toronto led 2-0 on Timashov’s first NHL goal at 15:44 of the first. It came after Timashov helped create a turnover in Boston’s defensive zone, took control of the puck and fired a wrist shot from the slot that was screened by a Bruins defender and went in over Halak’s elbow.
DeBrusk notched his first of the season at 19:39 of the opening period, converting a pass from behind the goal by Charlie Coyle. Chris Wagner had the other assist.
The Bruins outshot the Maple Leafs 15-3 in the second period and had a 33-18 edge through two.
Heinen tied the game with his second goal this season on the power play at 1:36 of the third period on assists from Brett Ritchie and Pastrnak. Martin Marincin was serving a hooking penalty given at 19:37 of the second period.
The Maple Leafs regained the lead 61 seconds later when Kerfoot scored his third goal on a rebound after Jake Muzzin’s shot.
Pastrnak tied the game with his ninth goal of the season — seventh in his last three games — on a pass from Brad Marchand at 15:34 of the third.
—Field Level Media