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With the goal, van Riemsdyk surpassed his previous single-season high of 21 set during the 2010-11 season while he was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kadri helped set up Kulemin and Lupul in the third, lifting Toronto to a 5-2 lead. Bozak finished off a 2-on-1 feed from Kessel at 18:37 of the third.

“We’re moving in the right direction and I don’t know if you can call it a swagger, but our play is getting better and at the end of the day that’s all you’re looking to do is progressively progress,” Franson said.

NOTES: Carlyle expects David Clarkson (elbow) to return during the team’s two-game road trip in Florida. … Toronto forward David Bolland (ankle) is 50-50 to return to the lineup prior to the Olympic break, according to Carlyle. … Florida forward Shawn Matthias (illness) returned to the lineup.