TORONTO — Ron Hainsey broke a tie with 1:23 left Saturday night to give the Toronto Maple Leafs their franchise record-tying ninth straight home victory, 4-3 over the Boston Bruins.

Hainsey’s one-timed William Nylander’s pass past goalie Tuukka Rask for his fourth goal of the season.

Toronto moved a point ahead of Boston for the second seed in the Atlantic Division.

Nazem Kadri scored twice, Mitch Marner had a goal and three assists, and Nylander had two assists. Frederik Andersen made 23 saves to improve to 10-1-0 against the Bruins.

Brad Marchand scored twice and Jake DeBrusk also connected for Boston. Rask made 32 saves.

Marchand opened the scoring, taking a Pastrnak pass and beating Andersen glove-side at 6:11 of the first. Toronto responded just over a minute later when Marner took a Nylander feed and beat a sprawling Rask for his 16th at 7:15.

Kadri gave the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead on a power play, tapping in James van Riemsdyk’s pass at 10:30 for his 22nd of the season.

Boston tied it 2-2 on Marchand’s second of the period. Marchand beat Andersen from close range for his 23rd of the season.

DeBrusk gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead at 1:55 of the second, redirecting Ryan Spooner’s pass over Andersen for his 12th.

With Charlie McAvoy serving a tripping minor, Kadri one-timed Marner’s pass over Rask’s glove for his 23rd of the season with 55.9 seconds remaining in the second to make it 3-3.

FLAMES 5, AVALANCHE 1: Rookie Jon Gillies of South Portland made 28 saves for his second straight victory, Mikael Backlund had a goal and two assists, and Calgary won at home.

FLYERS 5, SENATORS 3: Brandon Manning had a goal and two assists, and Philadelphia won at Ottawa, Ontario, for its fifth consecutive victory.

BLUE JACKETS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2: Josh Anderson scored in the third period, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots and Columbus won at home.

PANTHERS 6, PENGUINS 5: Evgenii Dadonov scored with 1:53 to play to complete a hat track and give Florida a victory at Sunrise, Florida.

CAPITALS 5, SABRES 1: Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL lead with two goals on the night he tied the team mark for games played as Washington won at home.

JETS 5, STARS 3: Patrik Laine scored two goals and Dustin Byfuglien had three assists for Winnipeg, which scored five goals in the second period at Dallas.

LIGHTNING 4, CANADIENS 3: Brayden Point scored in regulation and added the shootout winner as Tampa Bay won at Montreal to regain the top spot in the NHL.


SABRES: Buffalo held out forward Evander Kane from the matchup against Washington. Kane had said he expects to be dealt before the deadline Monday.

OILERS-ISLANDERS: Edmonton traded defenseman Brandon Davidson to the New York Islanders for a 2019 third-round draft pick.

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