TORONTO -- David Bolland scored twice and Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel added third-period goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night.
Kadri took a cross-ice feed from Kessel, faked a forehand to pull Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury out of position and then went backhand for his fourth goal of the season at 1:26 of the third period.
With less than three minutes remaining and the Leafs on a power play, Kessel beat an out-of-position Fleury for his team-leading seventh goal of the season.
Bolland scored the Leafs' first goal and added an empty netter with 40 seconds remaining in the game.
Kris Letang scored Pittsburgh's goal.
The win is just the second for the Leafs (8-4-0) in five games.
The Penguins (7-4-0) have now lost three straight regular-season games for the first time since a six-game skid from Dec. 29, 2011 to Jan. 11, 2012.
Pittsburgh outshot Toronto 16-4 in the second period but had nothing to show for it.
The Penguins missed an excellent chance midway through the period as Pascal Dupuis had Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer down and out but could not get the puck past his right pad.
On a power play, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin could not connect on a give-and-go play.
Later in the period, Penguins rookie defenseman Olli Maatta missed a wide-open net, putting his shot wide of a sprawling Reimer.
Toronto's best scoring chance in the period came six minutes in when Fleury robbed James van Riemsdyk on a backhand chance.
Reimer improved to 3-0-0 and Fleury's record fell to 7-2-0.
Tempers boiled over with 17 seconds remaining in the first period.
David Clarkson, playing in his first game after a 10-game suspension for leaving the bench to join an altercation in the preseason, had a clean shoulder-to-shoulder hit on Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi. However, the veteran Penguins blue liner went down awkwardly and was helped off the ice favoring his left leg. Scuderi did not return to the game.
After the hit, Deryk Engelland and Frazer McLaren dropped the gloves.
With Toronto trailing 1-0 late in the first period, Bolland got the Maple Leafs on the board with a short-handed goal.
With Carl Gunnarson in the box for hooking, Dion Phaneuf sprung Bolland. Bolland beat Fleury blocker side for his fifth goal of the season. The former Chicago Blackhawk had just seven goals last season.
Letang, playing in just his second game of the season since returning from a knee injury, opened the scoring on a power play for his first goal of the season.
NOTES: Maple Leafs LW Joffrey Lupul underwent a CT scan for a bone bruise on his right foot Saturday. ... Toronto C Tyler Bozak was scratched from the lineup with an upper-body injury suffered in the Leafs' loss in Columbus on Friday night. ... Pittsburgh RW Matt D'Agostini returned from injured reserve after missing the first 10 games and made his Penguins debut. ... Toronto recalled RW Carter Ashton from the AHL Marlies on Saturday morning.