LEAFS GET CLOSER TO BRUINS WITH 4-2 VICTORY
toronto» Tyler Bozak scored the go-ahead power-play goal with less than two minutes left and the Maple Leafs earned a 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Monday night.
The win pulled the Leafs (81 points) within one point of the Bruins (82 points) for third place in the Atlantic division.
Toronto, holding the final wild-card position in the Eastern Conference.
Cam Talbot made 35 saves to blank Los Angeles and help the Oilers in a 2-0 victory over the Kings. Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic scored for Edmonton. … Curtis McKenzie scored the lone goal of the game six seconds before the second period ended to give the Stars a 1-0 win over the Sharks. …Ryan Ellis scored twice, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and the Predators beat the Coyotes 3-1. Viktor Arvidsson also scored for the Predators, who have won four of five. … Jack Eichel and Matt Moulson each scored a power-play goal in the first two periods, and the Sabres held off the Red Wings for a 2-1 victory. Robin Lehner made 34 saves for the Sabres. Tomas Tatar scored in his third straight game, pulling Detroit within a goal midway through the second.
Tkachuk suspended for elbow. Flames 19-year-old rookie Matthew Tkachuk was suspended two games for elbowing Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face. Tkachuk, son of former NHL forward Keith Tkachuk, will forfeit $10,278 in salary.