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Leafs beat Bruins to stave off elimination

Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel scored third-period goals as the surging Maple Leafs edged the Bruins 2-1 to send their playoff series back to Boston for Game 7

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The ice during the Canadian Anthem before the first period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Leafs Colton Orr(28) hits Bruins Dougie Hamilton(27) during the first period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Leafs Leo Komarov(47) hits Bruins Adam McQuaid(54) during the first period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Leo Komarov (47) and Boston Bruins Daniel Paille (20) after a hit during first period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Leafs Joffrey Lupul(19) gives Bruins Chris Kelly(23) a face washing during the third period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Bruins Gregory Campbell(11) gets close in on Leafs James Reimer(34) during the first period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer (34) makes a save during second period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff against the Boston Bruins May 12, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul (19) gets tanged with Bruins Johnny Boychuk (55) in front of Bruins Tuuka Rask (40) during first period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Bruins Jaromir Jagr(68) pushes Leafs John-Michael Liles(24) and Leafs James Reimer(34) into the net during the second period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Bruins Jaromir Jagr(68) goes after a puck that Leafs James Reimer(34) had beneath him during the second period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Leafs James Reimer(34) dives across his crease to stop Bruins Patrice Bergeron(37) during the second period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask(40) makes a glove save on a shot from Leafs Phil Kessel(81) during the second period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Leafs James Reimer(34) makes a glove save during the second period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Maple Leaf Nikolai Kulemin (41) and Bruins Zdeno Chara (33) battle it out in front of Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask (40) during second period game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Boston Bruins Tyler Seguin (19) battles for the puck in front of Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer (34) during second period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Boston Bruins Tyler Seguin (19) battles for the puck with Leafs Cody Franson (4) in front of Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer (34) during second period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Boston Bruins Dennis Seidenberg (44) slides into his own net as Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask (40) looks on during second period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Boston Bruins Adam McQuaid (54) and Maple Leaf James van Riemsdyk (21) battle it out during second period of game game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron (37) takes a shot on Leafs goaltenderJames Reimer (34) during first period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff May 12, 2013.

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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer (34) makes a save during first period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff against the Boston Bruins May 12, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate the first goal of the game by Leafs Dion Phaneuf(3) during the third period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs fans celebrate the second goal of the game by Leafs Phil Kessel(81) during the third period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Leafs Phil Kessel(81) scores the Toronto Maple Leafs second goal during the third period of game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013.

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Leafs fans celebrate at the end of the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins during game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013. The series now goes to game seven in Boston.

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The first star of the game Leafs James Reimer(34) loses his mask during the last play during the third period of the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins during game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013. The series now goes to game seven in Boston.

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Fans cheer as maple Leafs players and head coach Randy Carlyle watch the clock run out at the end of the third period of game six NHL eastern conference playoff against the Boston Bruins May 12, 2013.

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Leafs Leo Komarov(47) congratulates Leafs James Reimer(34) at the end of the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins during game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013. The series now goes to game seven in Boston.

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Toronto Maple Leafs thank the fans after their 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins during game six of the first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2013. The series now goes to game seven in Boston.

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