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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Toronto centers Phil Kessel and Nazem Kadri and defenseman Jake Gardiner each had a goal and an assist as the Maple Leafs extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday.

Kessel has four goals and 12 points in his last six games to help the Maple Leafs to their longest winning streak since a five-gamer from Jan. 26-Feb. 7, 2007.

Kessel scored on a power play and assisted on Gardiner's goal as the Leafs took a 2-0 lead in the first period, and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson scored his first goal of the season to make it 3-0 after two periods.

Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro scored on a power play at 5:35 of the third period, tipping in a pass from defenseman Keith Yandle into an open net. Yandle has five assists in his last four games.

Kadri scored on a power play for a 4-1 lead at 5:50 of the third period and Jonathan Bernier had 39 saves for Toronto (26-20-5).

Center Antoine Vermette scored a short-handed goal with 5:01 remaining and Mike Smith had 25 saves for Phoenix (23-17-9), which had won two in a row after a four-game losing streak.

The Coyotes have scored on a power play in eight straight games, their longest streak since moving to Phoenix in 2003.

Linesman Steve Barton did not work the third period after taking a hard hit at the boards from Maple Leafs center Jay McClement late in the second period.

Gardiner scored his fourth goal of the season on a wrist shot from right out in front for a 1-0 lead at 16:17 of the first period. Gardiner skated in on the right side and threw the puck along the boards behind the net. Kadri directed it back to Gardiner, who had continued on toward goal.

Kessel scored on a wrist shot from the left circle on a power play two minutes later for a 2-0 lead. Smith was screened on the shot by left winger James van Reimsdyk, who was stationed in front of the net.

Gunnarsson scored his first goal of the season at 5:10 of the second period for a 3-0 Leafs lead.

NOTES: Toronto's previous win over the Coyotes was a 5-4 decision in Arizona on Oct. 23, 2003. ... Coyotes C Martin Hanzal (lower body injury) did not play Monday and is considered day-to-day, the Coyotes said. Hanzal, who was fined $5,000 Friday for a high-sticking incident in a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last Thursday, has three goals in his past seven games. ... Coyotes RW David Moss and Toronto RW Phil Kessel are first cousins. Moss' team was 5-1-1 in the previous seven meetings between the two. ... Coyotes C Antoine Vermette (360) and D Keith Yandle (352) will rank Nos. 3 and 4 on the active consecutive-games list when Vancouver C Henrik Sedin (679) misses Tuesday's game due to rib and finger injuries. ... Coach Dave Tippett earned his 450th career victory and his 100th home victory with the Coyotes on Saturday. Tippett's home winning percentage (.643) is the best in franchise history.
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