TORONTO (AP) — Toronto linemates Tyler Bozak, Nikolai Kulemin and Phil Kessel combined for eight points in the Maple Leafs' third straight victory, 6-4 over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night in a meeting of last-place teams.
Kessel had two goals and an assist, Bozak finished with a goal and two assists, and Kulemin had a goal and an assist. Jamie Lundmark and Mikhail Grabovski also scored for Toronto, last in the Eastern Conference with 58 points.
Andrew Cogliano, Gilbert Brule, Dustin Penner and Aaron Johnson scored for the Oilers, last overall in the NHL with 49 points.
After Cogliano cut it to 2-1 early in the second period, Mitchell, Kessel and Grabovski scored in a 1:26 span — the last two coming on a power play that hadn't struck since before the Olympics.
A fairly lifeless game perked up during a scrum around Oilers goalie Jeff Deslauriers midway through the second period. The frustrated goalie hit tough guy Colton Orr with a couple punches before trading a few more with Dion Phaneuf.
Phaneuf found himself back in the Oilers bad book after taking the feet out from under Ryan Potulny in the third period, getting tackled by Theo Peckham shortly after.
Edmonton continued its parade to the penalty box as the period wore on and Kessel scored the Leafs' third power-play goal at 15:38.
It was another long night for veteran Oilers coach Pat Quinn, who was behind the bench for an NHL game at Air Canada Centre for the first time since being fired by the Leafs after the 2006 season. He was featured in a small tribute video during the first period that ended with the saying: "Welcome back, Pat."
NOTES: A group of Olympic gold-medal winners were honored before the game ... Garnet Exelby and Fredrik Sjostrom were scratched again for the Leafs ... Ladislav Smid, Patrick O'Sullivan, Ryan Jones and Fernando Pisani sat out for Edmonton.
(This version CORRECTS Maple Leafs 6, Oilers 4. SUBS 2nd graf to correct scorer to Jamie Lundmark sted John Mitchell.)