Toronto goaltender James Reimer stopped all 25 shots he faced, while Clarke MacArthur scored in the third period to lift the Maple Leafs to a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL on Wednesday.
A night after Toronto gave up a three-goal lead and lost to the Penguins in a shootout, it appeared another overtime game was on the cards until MacArthur took a pass from Mikhail Grabovski and deked around Brent Johnson with 6 minutes, 5 seconds to go.
Reimer, who was starting for only the second time in 14 games, registered his first shutout since the opening night in October.
PANTHERS 4, CAPITALS 2
In Sunrise, Florida, Mikael Samuelsson scored twice to help Florida beat Washington and move into first place in the Southeast Division.
Stephen Weiss and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who moved one point ahead of the Capitals in the division.
Brooks Laich and John Carlson scored for Washington.
RANGERS 1, SABRES 0, SO
In Buffalo, New York, Ryan Callahan scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give New York victory over Buffalo.
Callahan scored in the fifth round of the shootout by driving in on Ryan Miller, leaning to his right and snapping a shot into the open left side.
Marian Gaborik had scored in the first round of the shootout and the Sabres’ Jason Pominville answered in the third round.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lund-qvist stopped 34 shots to notch his third shutout in five starts and the 41st of his career — putting him alone in second place on the team’s all-time list, one ahead of Dave Kerr.
STARS 6, DUCKS 2
In Anaheim, California, Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists in his return from a five-game absence following an appendectomy, helping Dallas beat Anaheim.
Michael Ryder also had a goal and two assists for the Stars, while Eric Nystrom, Vernon Fiddler and Stephane Robidas found the net.
Matt Beleskey and Luca Sbisa scored for the Ducks, whose six-game home winning streak came to an abrupt halt.
KINGS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2
In Los Angeles, Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal with one second remaining in the game, lifting Los Angeles to a dramatic win over last-placed Columbus.
Doughty scored from in front with Samuel Pahlsson off for holding in the waning minutes.
The Kings also got goals from Dustin Penner and Justin Williams.
Columbus’ Colton Gillies tied the game at 2-2 with his first goal of the season in the third period. Derek Dorsett also scored for the Blue Jackets.