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Christopher L. Gasper

Phil Kessel finally breaks through vs. Bruins

The only thing Bruins fans had to thank Phil Kessel for this time was a playoff loss.

Kessel silenced his TD Garden tormentors and his critics with a third-period goal that ultimately stood as the winner in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-2 victory over the Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference opeining round at TD Garden Saturday night. Kessel’s goal gave Toronto a 3-1 lead just 53 seconds into the third period and helped send the series back to Toronto tied at a game apiece.

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