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Maple Leafs score 5 goals in 2nd period, spoil Rangers' home opener with 6-3 victory

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) sits on the bench next to Martin St. Louis (26) after being taken out of the game after Toronto Maple Leafs' David Clarkson scored in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) sits on the bench next to Martin St. Louis (26) after being taken out of the game after Toronto Maple Leafs' David Clarkson scored in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) watches the puck he shot go past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) to score in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) watches the puck he shot go past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) to score in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) celebrates his goal with teammates as New York Rangers' J.T. Miller (10) reacts in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) celebrates his goal with teammates as New York Rangers' J.T. Miller (10) reacts in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs broke out of their scoring slumber with five goals in the second period against Henrik Lundqvist and wrecked the New York Rangers' home opener with a 6-3 victory on Sunday night.

Toronto mustered only five goals total in its first two games of the season, but busted out against the Rangers, fueled by Kessel and van Riemsdyk, who both notched their first goal and first point of the season. Kessel chipped in two assists, and van Riemsdyk had one as Toronto earned its first win (1-2).

Defenseman Cody Franson staked the Maple Leafs to a 1-0 lead in the first during a power play, and Kessel, Nazem Kadri, van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson connected in the second — driving Lundqvist from the net after he stopped only 18 of 24 shots.