Leafs Get Bitten By Streaky Sharks | Tuesday, 12.03.2013 / 10:33 PM

TORONTO - Brad Stuart's goal at 16:00 of the second period broke a tie and the San Jose Sharks extended their winning streak to six games by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre.

Stuart's shot from the half-boards went off of a Maple Leafs defenseman in front of the net and past goalie James Reimer to break a 2-2. Joe Pavelski's pressure in front of the net forced the defense to back in on Reimer.

Logan Couture added an empty-net goal with 1:24 left in regulation, assuring the Maple Leafs of their fifth consecutive loss.

The Sharks struck first at 10:00 of the first period when defenseman Jason Demers took a shot from the blue line that was tipped through Reimer's five-hole by former Maple Leaf Mike Brown. It was Brown's second goal of the season.

Joe Thornton made it 14:31 during a 5-on-3 power play with his fifth of the season after the Maple Leafs got trouble because of penalties to Jay McClement and Mason Raymond.

Toronto got going in the second period, and Raymond made it 2-1 with a power-play goal at 2:34. Raymond stole the puck from Stuart and broke in on a 2-on-1, beating goalie Antti Niemi through the five-hole for his 10th goal of the season.

The power play helped the Maple Leafs tie the game 2-2 when Phil Kessel scored his 15th goal of the season and 200th of his career at 9:47. Tyler Bozak set up Kessel with a quick pass after an initial shot from the side of the net by James van Riemsdyk.

Niemi made 28 saves for the San Jose. Reimer stopped 37 shots for Toronto.

The Sharks continue their four-game road trip on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Maple Leafs host the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
10:00SJS Mike Brown (2) ASST: Jason Demers (11), Andrew Desjardins (5) 1 - 0 SJS
14:31SJS PPG - Joe Thornton (5) ASST: Joe Pavelski (17), Dan Boyle (6) 2 - 0 SJS
2nd Period
02:44TOR PPG - Mason Raymond (10) ASST: Morgan Rielly (9), Carl Gunnarsson (2) 2 - 1 SJS
09:47TOR PPG - Phil Kessel (15) ASST: Tyler Bozak (7), James van Riemsdyk (9) 2 - 2 Tie
16:00SJS Brad Stuart (3) ASST: Dan Boyle (7) 3 - 2 SJS
3rd Period
18:36SJS EN - Logan Couture (10) ASST: Tommy Wingels (10) 4 - 2 SJS
Three Stars of the Game
Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:20
James van Riemsdyk
James van Riemsdyk
G: 0Shots: 7
A: 1Hits: 5
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 22:10
Dan Boyle
Dan Boyle
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 19:29
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:47TOR Frazer McLaren  Roughing against  Andrew Desjardins
13:04TOR Jay McClement  Hooking against  Jason Demers
13:47TOR Mason Raymond  Tripping against  Dan Boyle
18:28SJS James Sheppard  Interference against  Jerred Smithson
2nd Period
01:07SJS Dan Boyle  Interference against  Trevor Smith
07:26TOR Jerred Smithson  Fighting (maj) against  Andrew Desjardins
07:26SJS Andrew Desjardins  Fighting (maj) against  Jerred Smithson
08:55SJS Logan Couture  Hi-sticking against  Trevor Smith
12:10TOR Mason Raymond  Hi-sticking against  Joe Thornton
3rd Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/42/3
Faceoff Wins3235
Blocked Shots919
Penalty Minutes1113
5J. DemersD0110017:35
7B. StuartD1015017:49
8J. PavelskiC0111018:57
9M. HavlatR0013013:44
10A. DesjardinsL011158:11
12P. MarleauL0015020:47
15J. SheppardC001028:21
18M. BrownR101408:47
19J. ThorntonC1002018:20
22D. BoyleD0213219:29
27S. HannanD0011015:59
39L. CoutureC1012221:12
44M. VlasicD0013022:57
48T. HertlC0004016:01
57T. WingelsC0110015:25
61J. BraunD0010021:40
81T. KennedyC0013014:13
88B. BurnsD0004016:11
31A. Niemi2830.93359:53
2M. FraserD00-21016:15
3D. PhaneufD0004025:27
11J. McClementC0001215:03
12M. RaymondL10-14416:59
15P. RangerD0000016:54
21J. van RiemsdykL01-17022:10
22J. SmithsonC00-10510:28
23T. SmithC00-11018:59
24P. HollandC0000012:11
28C. OrrR00-1005:57
36C. GunnarssonD0101019:04
38F. McLarenL00-1026:21
41N. KuleminL00-10013:37
42T. BozakC01-11012:33
44M. RiellyD01-32018:26
51J. GardinerD00-12023:54
71D. ClarksonR00-11017:41
81P. KesselR10-15020:56
34J. Reimer3740.92559:38