Nazem Kadri scored twice and James van Riemsdyk got the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift the Maple Leafs over the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, on Tuesday night in Toronto.
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 team-leading 21st goal.
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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.