Bernier leads Maple Leafs over Predators 4-0 - NBC Sports

Bernier leads Maple Leafs over Predators 4-0
Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk (21) brings the puck around the net as Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (42), of Sweden, and goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 10, 2013, 10:56 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jonathan Bernier made 36 saves and Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Thursday night.

James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won four of five this season. Nashville has lost three of four.

Bernier extended his domination of Nashville, improving his career record against the Predators to 8-1. He stopped eight shots in the first period, 17 in the second and 11 in the third for his first shutout this season and the seventh of his career.

After a scoreless opening period, Kessel scored the first goal at 13:41 of the second.

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