Panthers 3, Maple Leafs 1

Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

TORONTO -- Left winger Sean Bergenheim had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers extended their winning streak to four games Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Left winger Tomas Fleischmann and right winger Brad Boyes also scored for the Panthers (13-17-5), who earned their sixth win in seven games. Center Aleksander Barkov added two assists.
Left winger Mason Raymond scored for Toronto (17-16-3).
Goalie James Reimer stopped 20 shots for the Maple Leafs, who lost for the second time in two nights. They dropped five of their past six games.
Goaltender Scott Clemmensen stopped 28 for the Panthers, who are 10-8-1 since Peter Horachek took over from Kevin Dineen as coach on Nov. 8.
Raymond's 11th goal of the season at 3:43 of the third period put the Maple Leafs back into the game and cut the Panthers' lead to two goals. Center Peter Holland made a good individual effort to work his way to the outer edge of the left faceoff circle, and Raymond tipped in his shot.
The Maple Leafs heard boos when the Panthers took a 3-0 lead with two second-period goals.
Bergenheim scored his fourth goal of the season at 5:54 of the second after the Panthers kept the Maple Leafs hemmed in their own zone. Bergenheim rammed the puck home from the left side of the net after a flip pass from Barkov.
The boos were louder after Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf lost the puck to Boyes in the Toronto zone. Boyes had an open path to the goal. Reimer stopped his first attempt, but Boyes jammed in his own rebound for his ninth goal of the season.
Clemmensen made a big save on Toronto center Nazem Kadri in the final minute of the second period.
The Panthers scored at 3:29 into the first period. Fleischmann's high shot from the outer edge of the left faceoff circle beat Reimer on his stick side for his fifth goal of the season.
NOTES: RW David Clarkson returned to the Maple Leafs' lineup Tuesday after serving a two-game suspension for an illegal hit in last Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Blues. ... Panthers LW Jonathan Huberdeau missed his second consecutive game due to a foot injury. ... Florida G Tim Thomas (lower body) missed his third game in a row. ... The Panthers are on a four-game Canadian trip that continues with a game against the Senators in Ottawa on Thursday and ends against the Jets in Winnipeg on Friday. ... The Maple Leafs opened a three-game homestand. The Phoenix Coyotes visit Air Canada Centre on Thursday, and the Detroit Red Wings arrive Saturday.

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