Published : 2013-03-05 19:27
Updated : 2013-03-05 19:27
TORONTO (AP) ― Nazem Kadri continued his points streak Monday with a goal and an assist in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils.
Clarke MacArthur, Jay McClement and Phil Kessel ― with his first goal on home ice this season ― scored in the third period for Toronto. Kadri connected in the first period and assisted on MacArthur’s goal to earn points in his fifth straight game.
The 22-year-old Kadri leads the Leafs with 23 points in 23 games.
James Reimer, making his first appearance at Air Canada Centre since Feb. 11 after a mild knee ligament strain, made 28 saves for the win.
Marek Zidlicky scored twice for New Jersey, which hasn’t won in five games. Ryan Carter assisted on both goals and Johan Hedberg stopped 19 shots for the Devils.
Toronto trailed 2-1 after the second intermission, but McClement tied it 39 seconds into the third period. He intercepted Patrik Elias’ pass deep in the Devils’ zone and deked Hedberg, putting the puck on his backhand and past the goaltender.