Tyler Bozak scores two as Maple Leafs beat Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak (right) celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against...

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak (right) celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York, March 5, 2014. (BRUCE BENNETT/Getty Images/AFP)

Lance Hornby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

NEW YORK - The Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning made a bold trade on deadline day, but it was the stand-pat Maple Leafs who gained ground in the standings.

After it looked like they’d blow a 2-0, third-period lead at Madison Square Garden because of a terrible power play, Tyler Bozak’s second of the night in overtime gave the Leafs a 3-2 win. The Leafs passed the Lightning to escape wild-card country for at least a night and gained another point on New York.

Toronto was set to put a stranglehold on the game, with Nazem Kadri coming out of a scoring funk to bury a Nikolai Kulemin rebound early the third period and drawing a penalty on Rick Nash.

 


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