Tavares, Maple Leafs end Oilers winning streak at four
John Tavares had a goal and two assists for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 3-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday.
Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin scored for Toronto (42-21-5), which is four points behind the Boston Bruins for second place in the Atlantic Division. Frederik Andersen made 31 saves.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Oscar Klefbom scored late in the third period, and Anthony Stolarz made 37 saves in his first start for the Oilers since being acquired in a trade from the Philadelphia Flyers for goalie Cam Talbot on Feb. 15.
It was the first loss in five games for Edmonton (30-31-7), which is seven points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.
Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl had two assists to extend his point streak to 13 games (nine goals, 11 assists).
Rielly scored on the power play at 19:46 of the first period to give Toronto a 1-0 lead.
Tavares scored at 12:28 of the second period to make it 2-0. He took a pass from Zach Hyman, went in on goal, and lifted a shot over Stolarz.
Muzzin converted a pass from William Nylander on a 2-on-1 rush to make it 3-0 at 3:00 of the third period.
Nugent-Hopkins scored at 18:21 to make it 3-1 with Stolarz pulled for the extra skater. Klefbom scored at 19:07 on a pass from Connor McDavid to make it 3-2.
Zack Kassian had a chance to tie the game with 30 seconds remaining, but Andersen made the save.
Oh, it's Saturday night!
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