TORONTO (AP) _ Andre Savage scored in the third period as the Boston Bruins extended the Toronto Maple Leafs' winless streak to a season-high five games with a 3-3 tie Wednesday night.

Savage tied it by deflecting Kyle McLaren's point shot past Curtis Joseph at 6:32 for his fifth goal. The Bruins have gone to overtime eight times in 15 games, and finished tied in six of them.

The draw ended Toronto's losing streak at four games. Once again, a slow start proved costly for the Maple Leafs. Toronto, down 2-1, trailed after the first period for the ninth time in 11 games.

Joe Thornton and Shawn Bates also scored for Boston. Dmitri Khristich, Nik Antropov and Yanic Perreault had Toronto goals.

After 14 straight starts, Byron Dafoe almost got a night off in the Boston goal. Rob Tallas, who played well in stopping 27 of 30 shots, left the game with 4:20 remaining in overtime after he hurt his glove hand stopping a Bryan Berard slap shot. Dafoe made just one save.

The Maple Leafs were 0-for-5 on the power play, including one in the final 99 seconds of regulation. Toronto has one power-play goal in 31 opportunities in seven games.

Thornton opened the scoring at 6:16 of the first, batting a rebound out of mid-air past Joseph. The Toronto goalie looked weak on Boston's second goal, a long-range wrist shot from Bates.

Khristich scored for Toronto in the opening period and assisted on Antropov's tying goal at 3:55 of the second. Khristich, who wore a full face shield, returned to the lineup to face his ex-teammates after getting his three front teeth knocked out by a puck Saturday.

Perreault scored the go-ahead goal at 16:27 of the second, drilling a 35-foot slaps hot between Tallas' legs.

The Maple Leafs enjoyed a lead after two periods for the first time in seven games.

Toronto remains third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 30-21-7-3. Boston has just one win in seven games.