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NHL: Toronto 3, Vancouver 1

Feb. 8, 2014 at 9:27 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympian Phil Kessel scored a decisive goal in the third period Saturday, boosting the Toronto Maple Leafs over reeling Vancouver 3-1.

Kessel, preparing to help lead the American squad next week at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, potted a wrist shot from the high slot for his 31st goal midway through the final period, breaking a 1-1 tie.

Mason Raymond and James van Riemsdyk also scored as the Leafs won for a fifth time in six games heading into the Olympic break.

Jonathan Bernier made 32 saves.

Ryan Kesler scored for the Canucks, who dropped a seventh straight in regulation -- their longest such streak since 1998-99.

Roberto Luongo turned aside 21-of-24 shots.

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