Jan 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) - Phil Kessel scored his team-leading 25th goal and Joffrey Lupul picked up three assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Nazem Kadri, Joey Crabb and Mikhail Grabovski also had goals for Toronto, which avoided its first four-game losing streak since last season.
That was more than enough offense for Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson, whose shutout bid ended when Nick Johnson scored with under 3 minutes remaining. Gustavsson finished with 20 saves.
The Wild, beset by injuries to captain Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Guillaume Latendresse, fell to 2-10-3 since Dec. 17.
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