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Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2014 final score: 3 things learned from Toronto's 6-1 win

Of course Phil Kessel would lead the way to ending Boston's five-game winning streak.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs put a definitive end to the Boston Bruins five-game winning streak with a 6-1 win at Air Canada Center on Wednesday.

Phil Kessel had two goals and Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and two assists to lead the way in the blowout. The Maple Leafs chased Bruins starter Tuukka Rask after Bozak scored a power play goal 3:32 into the second period to make it 4-0. Niklas Svedberg mopped up after that and allowed two more. Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves.

Three Things We Learned

1. In case you'd forgotten, Kessel can really shoot the puck. Each of his goals came on a pair of wicked wrist shots while roaring up the wing. Rask may have been set and prepared to face Kessel's shot, but he wasn't ready for how quick he snapped them nor how precise the location was gunning to the far side. Kessel has 10 goals this season and after not doing to well to this point in his career against Boston (three goals in 27 regular season games) you could say he was due.

2. When the Bruins play a bad game, boy does it show. Wednesday's game was a full-on stink bomb of an effort and one that didn't please Claude Julien at all.

Perhaps it's best they won't have long to think about this loss. They'll head to Montreal to face the Canadiens on Thursday night.

3. We know fans love picking on Bozak for being the "weak link" when he's on the ice with van Riemsdyk and Kessel, but whatever the voodoo magic is he's using when they're on the ice together, it works. Kessel had been used recently with Nazem Kadri at center recently, but Bozak finds his way back time and time again. However it is that it works -- Kessel, van Riemsdyk, and Bozak are tops on the team in scoring.