Maple Leafs Edge Islanders

Tyler Bozak scored the shootout winner as the Leafs edged the New York Islanders 4-3 at Air Canada Centre.

Auston Matthews scored to tie it 3-3 with 3:29 remaining, but later left the game favouring his right side after taking a hit from Cal Clutterbuck and not return.

Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly had the other Maple Leafs goals. Toronto (38-20-5) has now won eight straight at home.  Frederik Andersen made 32 saves for the win.

Ryan Pulock, Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle scored for the Islanders (29-26-7) while Jaroslav Halak turned aside 28 shots in the loss.

New York, which entered the night a point out of a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, drops to 4-6-2 since the all-star break and is now 13-15-3 on the road this season.