Bos 0 1 0 1
Tor 1 4 1 6
Date of game: 11/12/2014

Recap: Toronto vs. Boston

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Phil Kessel netted a pair of goals and Jonathan Bernier stopped 25 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs ripped apart the Boston Bruins, 6-1, at Air Canada Centre.

James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak both registered a score and two assists for the Maple Leafs, who have taken three in a row and posted their most decisive victory of the season.

Peter Holland and Morgan Rielly added markers as Toronto pumped home a season- high three power-play goals.

"I think we really felt like we owed Boston one," Holland said of the Bruins' 4-1 win on Oct. 25. "Last time they were in here, we felt a little embarrassed about our effort."

Dennis Seidenberg provided the lone offense for the Bruins, whose five-game win streak was put to rest in their largest margin of defeat thus far.

Tuukka Rask took the loss after allowing four goals on 16 shots in 23-plus minutes. Niklas Svedberg finished up making 15 saves on 17 shots.

"It's the only thing we did as a team -- we all played poorly," seethed Bruins forward Chris Kelly. "We didn't compete. We didn't work. We didn't make plays. We didn't defend. That's why it was 6-1."

Kessel whipped a shot over Rask's glove at the 18-second mark of the second period, then Rielly potted a Holland rebound from the right side just 94 seconds after the second-period puck drop to open up a three-goal lead.

Boston's Seth Griffith was called for tripping at 2:20 and Bozak rushed the net to redirect a van Riemsdyk offering for a 4-0 Toronto edge with 3:32 elapsed.

Svedberg entered the game, but Bozek tipped home another shot on the power play, this one a chop of a Jake Gardiner point blast which touched van Riemsdyk's stick to make it a five-goal spread just shy of the midway point of regulation.

Boston had a potential power-play goal from Reilly Smith wiped out a short while later when Carl Soderberg made enough contact with Bernier to impede his ability to stop the puck. However, Seidenberg slipped a shot home through a Simon Gagne screen with 5:45 left.

Holland's backhander from atop the crease on the advantage made it 6-1 for the hosts at 7:21 of the third.

"We knew what was at stake," said van Riemsdyk. "But it's a long year. Can't get too high, can't get too low."

After nearly clicking on a chance during the game's opening shift, Kessel provided the Leafs the first goal of the game on a wrister off the rush from the right circle at 6:46.

Game Notes

Toronto posted its largest margin of victory against Boston since an 8-2 drubbing on the road on March 6, 2008 ... Kessel notched his second multi-goal effort of the season ... Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas played in his 900th NHL game ... Toronto forward Daniel Winnik returned to action after missing a week since hitting the back of his head on the ice in a collision with Colorado's Jan Hejda.

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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