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The wide-open play continued in the second period.
Kessel scored into an open net after a couple of nice passes at 1:28 before Bozak added to the advantage less than 3 minutes later, stealing the puck from defenseman Cam Barker and flipping the puck past Devan Dubnyk.
Petry scored on a point shot at 13:24 to make it 4-3, but Lupul restored Toronto's two-goal advantage before the intermission. He caught a high shot by Phaneuf and swept it behind Dubnyk, prompting the Oilers' goalie to smash his stick over the crossbar.
The Oilers came out hard in the third period, but Reimer stood tall. He robbed Ben Eager off the rush and was fortunate a couple of minutes later when Eberle's shot rang off the post.
Kessel added an empty-net goal to seal the victory.
NOTES: Toronto is 16-8-4 at home this season. ... The Maple Leafs and Oilers play again in Edmonton on Feb. 15. ... Dubnyk has allowed at least four goals in his past three starts. ... Eberle moved into the top 10 in the NHL in scoring. ... MacArthur is on a five-game point streak. ... Gagner, who grew up in Oakville, Ontario, had 30 friends and family members in the crowd of 19,581.
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