Toronto at Boston

Schaefer hits double in third period, Bruins hit Maple Leafs for five goals wire reports

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.

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Peter Schaefer scores two goals in the third period to put the game out of Toronto's reach. (AP)
Peter Schaefer scores two goals in the third period to put the game out of Toronto's reach. (AP)
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Three Stars
P. Schaefer

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 1
G. Metropolit

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
M. Savard

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
19.0Marc Savard (4), Wrist Shot. Assist: Glen Murray
11:08Power Play - Kyle Wellwood (3), Backhand Shot. Assist: Bryan McCabe, Tomas Kaberle
11:40Marco Sturm (8), Wrist Shot. Assist: Dennis Wideman, Phil Kessel
10:16Glen Metropolit (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Peter Schaefer, Brandon Bochenski
11:57Alexei Ponikarovsky (7), Tip-In. Assist: Mats Sundin, Nik Antropov
02:11Peter Schaefer (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Glen Metropolit, Zdeno Chara
05:35Peter Schaefer (3), Tip-In. Assist: Brandon Bochenski, Marc Savard
Penalty Summary
02:24Lucic, 5 min, Fighting
02:24Bell, 5 min, Fighting
10:51Stuart, 2 min, Hooking
14:03Alberts, 2 min, Holding
03:23Chara, 2 min, Holding
03:29Bell, 2 min, Interference
08:19Wideman, 2 min, High-Sticking
15:40Kobasew, 2 min, Holding
Shots On Goal
Andrew Raycroft59:56225
Tim Thomas60:00342
Game Information
Attendance - 16373
Referees - Tim Peel, Kevin Pollock
Linesmen - Darren Gibbs, Pierre Champoux
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