Nazem Kadri and James Reimer kept Toronto in the game before the rest of the Maple Leafs won it in the third period.
Kadri scored and added an assist, while Reimer made 28 saves Monday night as Toronto earned a 4-2 comeback victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils.
The 22-year-old Kadri stretched his points streak to five games when he gave the Leafs a 1-0 lead after the first period. But Toronto trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes, despite Reimer's solid play.
''We talked amongst ourselves and pointed out that those first two periods really weren't acceptable, and indicated on some of the things we needed to improve on,'' said Kadri. ''That's really what it's about coming in through the intermissions: It's about resetting and analyzing your 20 minutes of play.
''We understood that we had to beat up on their defensemen a little bit and get pucks in behind them and go to work that way.''
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