Toronto Maple Leafs\' Tyler Bozak, right, scores a short-handed goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Newark, N.J. The Devils defeated the Maple Leafs 4-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
NEWARK, N.J. - Tyler Bozak became the second player in Toronto Maple Leafs' history to score a goal with his team skating two men short.
Thirty one years after Darryl Sittler's feat, Bozak matched it when he beat Martin Brodeur with Toronto skating 3-on-5 at 12:42 of the third period Wednesday night.
Bozak lost a faceoff in his own end, but pushed the puck past Brian Rolston at the point and beat Brodeur with a backhander on a breakaway for his 15th goal. It cut the Devils' lead to 3-2, but New Jersey went on to win 4-2.
"I have missed quite a few short-handed breakaways this season," said Bozak, who lost the faceoff in his own end on the play. "I can't tell you what I did. I went in there and thought I'd go backhand, and it worked."
Sittler scored 3-on-5 on March 19, 1980, in a 9-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Devils coach Jacques Lemaire couldn't recall his team giving up goal with a two-man advantage.
"It's hard to take because first of all we struggle on the power play," he said. "When you let a goal up, it makes it worse."