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Leafs' Bernier faces former team as Kings make rare visit to ACC

Facing his former team for the first time since being traded to Toronto in the offseason, Jonathan Bernier was bested by Kings' rookie goalie Martin Jones

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Former Toronto Maple Leaf, now LA Kings Ben Scrivens(54) is back in town and chatting with ex-teammate Leafs Phil Kessel(81) before the first period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013. Scrivens was not starting the game for LA.

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Leafs Jonathan Bernier (45) getting set to start the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs Nikolai Kulemin(41) comes close against LA Kings Martin Jones(31) during the first period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs Jonathan Bernier(45) squeezes the puck between his legs with LA Kings Mike Richards(10) on the doorstep during the first period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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LA Kings Martin Jones(31) stretches to stop Leafs Nikolai Kulemin(41) during the first period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs Jonathan Bernier(45) tries unsuccessfully to see around LA Kings Tyler Toffoli(73) as a shot from LA Kings Drew Doughty(8) gets by him for the first goal of the game during the first period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs James van Riemsdyk(21) tries a wrap-around on LA Kings Martin Jones(31) during the third period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs James van Riemsdyk(21) on the doorstep but no goal during the third period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs Phil Kessel(81) gets a scoring chance on LA Kings Martin Jones(31) during the second period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs Jonathan Bernier(45) makes a late save on LA Kings Justin Williams(14) with the score 3-1 for LA during the third period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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LA Kings Martin Jones(31) seemed to have the Toronto Maple Leafs well in hand during the early going of the second period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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LA Kings Tyler Toffoli(73) gives a shove to Leafs David Clarkson(71)during the first period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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LA Kings Colin Fraser(24) lies on the ice after going awkwardly into the boards head first while being checked by Leafs Frazer McLaren(38) during the second period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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during the second period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs Frazer McLaren(38) and LA Kings Jordan Nolan(71) fight during the second period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs tie the game with a two-man advantage with a goal by Leafs Cody Franson(4) during the second period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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LA Kings Jeff Carter(77) scores on Leafs Jonathan Bernier(45) to go ahead 2-1 during the third period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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Leafs Head Coach Randy Carlyle was scratching his head with the score 2-1 against his team during the third period of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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LA Kings Ben Scrivens(54) congratulates fellow netminder Martin Jones(31) after his team's 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the ACC in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2013.

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