Maple Leafs snap Bruins gain streak



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TORONTO (AP)

– Mitch Marner made three assists and Patrick Marleau added another in his 1,600 NHL game while the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night.

Each team scored twice in a frenzied second period when Boston beat Toronto 18-9. With the Maple Leafs leading 3-2 to the third, Boston's Danton Heinen hit the post but the Bruins failed to equalize.

Zach Hyman added an empty goal with 1:35 remaining.

It was the 672nd meeting between the two Original Six teams in a rivalry dating back to 1924.

Travis Dermott, Igor Ozhiganov and Josh Leivo also scored for Toronto (17-8-0). It was the first goal of the NHL of Ozhiganov and the second of Dermott. Marner had a pair of primary assists, increasing his NHL total to 24 (he has 27 assists in total).

David Pastrnak, who scored a hat trick in a 5-1 victory over Toronto on Nov. 10, scored twice for Boston (13-7-4).

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