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Kadri scores twice, van Riemsdyk nets late winner as Maple Leafs edge Lightning 3-2

  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri (43) scores his second goal of the game on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop during second period of an NHL game in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

    Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri (43) scores his second goal of the game on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop during second period of an NHL game in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier, left, and Phil Kessel celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier, left, and Phil Kessel celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier, right, makes a save on Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier, right, makes a save on Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)  (The Associated Press)

Nazem Kadri scored twice and James van Riemsdyk got the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Bernier made 40 saves in his first career start against the Lightning. Van Riemsdyk one-timed Phil Kessel's feed past goalie Ben Bishop at 15:57 of the third for his 21st goal.

Less than a minute later, Lightning captain Martin St. Louis had an excellent chance for the equalizer. He was stopped by Bernier's left pad on a one-time shot.

Kadri scored twice in less than 8 minutes to give the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead before the midway point of the second period, but Matthew Carle and Mark Barberio responded for Tampa Bay to tie it after 40 minutes.