BOSTON -- Peter Schaefer had a pair of third-period goals, Marc Savard scored 19 seconds into the game and Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Thomas, making his ninth straight start and his first since a 45-save effort in a 2-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday, held the league's second-highest scoring team scoreless with 19 saves in the final period.
The Maple Leafs, who have allowed the most goals in the NHL, were a welcome relief for a struggling Bruins' offense. Boston, held to two goals or less in its previous five games and eight of 10, also got goals from Marco Strum and Glen Metropolit.
It was just the second time this season the Bruins have scored five or more goals, the other in an 8-6 win at Los Angeles on Oct. 12.
Kyle Wellwood had a power-play goal and Alexei Ponikarovsky scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost four of their past five.
Former Bruins goalie Andrew Raycroft started for the third time in four games for Toronto and stopped 22 shots.