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tampa, fla.» Mor­gan Rielly and Matt Martin scored 15 sec­onds apart dur­ing Toronto’s four-goal sec­ond pe­riod, Fred­erik An­der­sen made 33 saves and the Maple Leafs moved into the lead for the sec­ond Eastern Con­fer­ence wild-card spot by beat­ing the Light­ning 5-0 on Thurs­day night.

Ro­man Po­lak, Con­nor Brown and James van Riems­dyk also scored for Toronto, which was com­ing off a 7-2 loss Tues­day night at Florida. The Maple Leafs hold a one-point ad­van­tage over Tampa Bay and the Is­lan­ders.

Tampa Bay, 12-3-3 over its last 18 games, pulled An­drei Vasilevskiy six min­utes into the sec­ond after he al­lowed four goals on 15 shots. The goalie had gone 6-0-1 over his pre­vi­ous seven games.

After Rielly scored 2:24 into the sec­ond, Martin made it 3-0 on the next shift. Brown, on the power play, and van Riems­dyk added goals later in the pe­riod.


Pa­trick Ma­roon scored twice, Leon Drai­saitl had a goal and two as­sists and Con­nor McDavid added three as­sists as the Oil­ers beat the Bru­ins 7-4. … Richard Panik scored the tiebreak­ing goal late in the third pe­riod, lift­ing the Black­hawks to a 2-1 vic­tory over the Sen­a­tors. … Vic­tor Rask scored the tiebreak­ing goal with 3:24 to play and the Hur­ri­canes beat the Wild 3-1. Teuvo Ter­a­vainen added an empty-net goal with 1:24 re­main­ing. Derek Ryan also scored for the Hur­ri­canes and Ed­die Lack stopped 21 shots. … Bryan Lit­tle scored twice, Con­nor Helle­buyck made 27 saves and the Jets beat the Is­lan­ders 4-2 to snap a four-game skid. Mathieu Per­reault and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets. … Vik­tor Arvids­son scored 1:05 into over­time and the Preda­tors bucked their sea­son-long trend of OT strug­gles by beat­ing the Cap­i­tals 2-1. … Adam Hen­rique and Tay­lor Hall scored two goals apiece and the Devils snapped a 10-game win­less streak with a 6-2 vic­tory over the Fly­ers. … Zach Weren­ski and Josh An­der­son scored 3:26 apart in the sec­ond pe­riod to lead the Blue Jack­ets to a 2-1 vic­tory over the Pan­thers. Sergei Bo­brovsky fin­ished with 33 saves for his NHL-lead­ing 38th win to help Colum­bus pull two points be­hind Washington in the Pres­i­dents’ Tro­phy race for the best record in the league. The Blue Jack­ets have won six of their last eight games.

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