Leafs rally in third period to beat Kings

The Leafs notched three goals in the final 20 minutes of play to defeat the L.A. Kings 3-1 at Staples Center on Monday night. Toronto gave up the opening goal on an Alexander Frolov breakaway before the one-minute mark of the game. However goalie Vesa Toskala shut the door the rest of the way, making 32 saves in total.

Matt Stajan scored the Leafs first goal on a 5-on-3 power-play, marking the first time this season that Toronto has converted a two-man advantage for a goal.

Mikhail Grabovski deposited the eventual game-winner just 81 seconds later, while Jeff Finger rounded out the scoring with an empty net marker.

Forward Jamal Mayers suffered a hand injury crashing into the net, and will be lost for about 3-4 weeks.

The Leafs are in San Jose this evening.

Forward Lines: Ponikarovsky-Stajan-Antropov, Hagman-Grabovski-Kulemin, Blake-Moore-Stempniak, Mitchell-Mayers-Deveaux
Defence pairings: Kaberle-Schenn, Finger-Kubina, Stralman-White
Goaltenders: Toskala (Win: 59:48 minutes, 32 saves, 1 GA), Joseph (0:00)
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