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Bolland leads Toronto to victory over Philadelphia



PHILADELPHIA - Dave Bolland helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup and then had to watch the championship banner raising ceremony on TV.

He would love to experience the same celebration in Toronto.

Bolland scored twice and Phil Kessel added a goal to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

The Maple Leafs, off to a 2-0 start, spoiled Philadelphia’s season opener one night after ruining Montreal’s.

Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots in his Maple Leafs debut. Toronto acquired Bolland and Bernier in the offseason to bolster the club’s bid to get out of the first round and make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Bolland scored the go-ahead goal from the slot early in the third period. It was his first goal since the Game 6 clincher for the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals. AP



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