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Bernier keys Maple Leafs' 4-1 win over Lightning
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A fan holds up a sign congratulatingTampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis (26) for being selected to the Canadian Olympic hockey team before an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. St. Louis replaces teammate Steven Stamkos, who is still recovering from a broken leg. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 6, 2014, 10:34 pm

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night.

Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto, which was coming of a 4-1 loss Tuesday night at Florida.

Bernier had a number of strong saves early when Tampa Bay dominated the first half of the first period, and he made a glove save on J.T. Brown during the second.

Ondrej Palat had the lone goal for Tampa Bay. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left after two periods with an upper-body injury and was replaced by Cedrick Desjardins, while center Valtteri Filppula also left due to a lower-body injury. Desjardins is filling in for backup Anders Lindback, who is sidelined by a lower-body injury.

McClement made it 2-0 on an in-close backhander that eluded Desjardins at 2:19 of the third. After Desjardins make a glove save a couple of minutes later on Troy Bodie's breakaway shot, the Maple Leafs turned an errant pass by the Lightning into a 3-0 advantage on van Riemsdyk's point-blank goal at 8:10.

Bozak added an empty-net goal with 2:52 to play.

Palat ended Bernier's shutout bid and cut Tampa Bay's deficit to 3-1 at 10:28 of the third.

There was a scrum between the teams with 1:42 remaining after a Toronto defender made contact with Brown, who ended up colliding with Bernier.

Raymond opened the scoring 7:57 into the second when he skated in alone from the left wing boards and lifted a backhander over Bishop.

Bishop kept the Lightning within a goal when he stopped a shot during a breakaway by Bozak with 4 minutes left in the second.

The Maple Leafs, despite allowing eight of the first nine shots, outshot Tampa Bay 12-9 during a scoreless first period.

NOTES: Tampa Bay RW Martin St. Louis will replace injured Lightning C Steven Stamkos on Canada's Olympic hockey team. Doctors ruled out Stamkos because he hasn't recovered sufficiently from a broken right leg. ... St. Louis has gone eight games without a goal since he tied a team record with four goals against St. Jose on Jan. 18. He had an assist Thursday. ... Toronto C Nazem Kadri had his six-game points streak end.

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