BOSTON (AP) – Eric Lindros had a goal and an assist, and Mikael Tellqvist made 31 saves to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Toronto has won three straight for the first time this season and scored two power-play goals. The Maple Leafs began the night with the top power-play unit in the NHL.

Lindros and Mats Sundin broke open a 1-1 game in the third period when they scored two minutes apart. Darcy Tucker made it 4-1 with 5:27 left.

Boston (7-8-5) lost its fourth straight and fell to 1-7-1 against Northeast Division rivals. The Bruins were booed for the final five minutes.

After Lindros gave Toronto a 2-1 lead with 9:52 remaining, the Maple Leafs finally broke through on their sixth power play when Tomas Kaberle’s shot from the left circle deflected in off Sundin’s leg.

Nik Antropov put the Maple Leafs ahead 1-0 when he slid the puck past goalie Andrew Raycroft during a scramble in front at 11:18 of the second period.

Brad Isbister tied it for the Bruins when Jiri Slegr’s shot from the corner deflected off his skate and over Tellqvist’s shoulder with 13 seconds left in the second period.

Bryan McCabe had two assists for the Maple Leafs, giving him seven points in three games.

Joe Thornton went scoreless for the first time in nine games for Boston, which has allowed 18 goals during its losing streak.

Notes: Maple Leafs D Ken Klee left the game early in the first period when the skate of Bruins forward Dave Scatchard scraped his eye. … It was the 600th meeting between the teams. Boston has only faced Montreal more times. The Bruins are 254-246-100. … Bruins C Patrice Bergeron missed the game because of the flu.


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