Lightning counterpart Mathieu Garon made 38 saves and Martin St Louis scored Tampa Bay’s lone goal in the first period.
Steven Stamkos had an assist to stretch his point streak to eight, but his NHL-best goal-scoring run ended at six.
RED WINGS 2, SHARKS 1
In San Jose, California, Damen Brunner scored the lone goal in a shootout and Jonas Gustavsson stopped all three shots in his first start of the season to lead Detroit past slumping San Jose.
Patrick Eaves scored the equalizer midway through the third period and Gustavsson made 25 saves to get his first win since March 3 last year for Toronto against Montreal.
MAPLE LEAFS 5, ISLANDERS 4 In Uniondale, New York, Nazem Kadri had his first career hat-trick and Dion Phaneuf scored at 1:11 of overtime to give Toronto a victory over the New York Islanders.
Phaneuf’s fourth goal of the season lifted Toronto to their third straight win and fourth in five games in New York.
The Maple Leafs have six wins in their last nine games against the Islanders. James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who improved to 9-4 on the road.
New York rallied on third-period goals by Andrew MacDonald and Kyle Okposo after Kadri finished his hat trick to put Toronto up 4-2 at the 14:12 mark of the second.
In other NHL play, it was:
‧ Avalanche 5, Flames 4
‧ Sabres 4, Panthers 3
‧ Jets 3, Devils 1
‧ Wild 4, Coyotes 3
‧ Oilers 5, Stars 1