Leafs Win Over The Wild
Nazem Kadri scored the game-winning goal 3:20 to play in the third period and Zach Hyman scored twice in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Hyman added an empty-net goal in the final minute to secure the Leafs fourth straight victory, improving Toronto to 19-8-0, moving a point ahead of Tampa Bay and Buffalo for the NHL lead.
Auston Matthews also scored, and Frederick Anderson made 38 saves for the Maple Leafs for his 15th victory of the season.
Matthews scored Toronto's first goal, his third in two games since returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him 14 games. The goal was his team-high sixth power play goal of the season.