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Phil Kessel nets winning goal for Leafs

TORONTO — Once again, the Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel came back to haunt his former team in this series. The former Bruins forward scored what turned out to be the winning goal at 8:59 of the third period when he backhanded in a rebound past goaltender Tuukka Rask.

It gave Toronto a 2-0 lead on the way to a 2-1 win Sunday night that forced a Game 7 Monday night in Boston. It was Kessel’s third goal of the series.

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