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10/30/2006 10:16:16 PM


TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto Maple Leafs power play picked the right time to wake up.

Darcy Tucker scored twice and Tomas Kaberle once - all with the man advantage - during an 86-second stretch in the first period Monday to help the Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.

Jeff O'Neill also scored and Andrew Raycroft made 31 saves in goal for Toronto (6-4-3), which won a second straight game. It was Raycroft's first win in 10 days and will go a long way to erasing the memory of the 12 goals he allowed in five periods against Ottawa last week.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Brad Larsen replied for the Thrashers (8-2-3).

Toronto was lucky it caught Atlanta on a rare off night. The Maple Leafs directed just 10 shots at Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen after the first period.

The Leafs entered the game with the league's 22nd-ranked power play but broke out in a big way.

After Kovalchuk gave the Thrashers a 1-0 lead, the Leafs responded quickly thanks to three successive power plays.

Sundin found Tucker at the side of the goal for the team's signature back-door play on the first one at 9:18 of the first period and Kaberle got his fourth goal in two games when he beat Lehtonen through the legs with a slapshot less than a minute later.

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Finally, they're clicking again... but for how long this time?
 

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All I can say is, thank goodness for the power play, especially 5 on 3's, and shootout's!! Toronto would be no were with out them!!
 
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