Phil Kessel had two assists to add to his NHL-leading point total, and the

Toronto Maples Leafs

snapped the host

New York Rangers

' five-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Monday night.

The Maple Leafs scored twice in less than two minutes to take a 3-0 lead early in the second period, then gave both goals back in another quick burst later in the period. Jonas Gustavsson made 12 saves in the third to preserve the one-goal margin.

Hot Bruins drop Pens

Gregory Campbell, Benoit Pouliot and Tyler Seguin scored, Tim Thomas stopped 44 shots, and the surging

Boston Bruins

kept rolling with a 3-1 win over the

Pittsburgh Penguins

on Monday night.

The Bruins improved to 14-0-1 in their last 15 games, their longest point streak since the club went 17 games without a loss in 1983.

Panthers top Capitals

Stephen Weiss scored two goals to lead the host

Florida Panthers

to a 5-4 win over the

Washington Capitals

. The Panthers have a seven-point lead over the Capitals in the Southeast Division.

Elsewhere: The host Ottawa Senators extended Tampa Bay Lightning's losing streak to four games with a 4-2 win. . . . The Phoenix Coyotes beat the host Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, in a shootout.

Boogaard had brain ailment

New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer's disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, the New York Times reported. The 28-year-old Boogaard, who died in May of an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone, was found to have had CTE - which can be diagnosed only after the death of the patient.

Higgins sidelined

Vancouver Canucks

forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot.

ESPN fires Barnaby

ESPN fired hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby after the former NHL player was charged with drunken driving for driving erratically in an SUV that was missing a front tire in suburban Buffalo.

The decision to fire Barnaby was made a day after Erie County (N.Y.) sheriffs said Barnaby was driving a Porsche Cayenne with front-end damage and a sparking rim in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, where he lives.

- Associated Press