TORONTO — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau pointed to Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen.
“He won them the game,” Boudreau said.
Andersen made 35 saves to help the Maple Leafs beat the Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. Playing with star center Auston Matthews out day to day with an upper-body injury, Toronto improved to 10-7-0.
The Wild have lost three in a row to fall to 5-7-2.
“It’s unfortunate we didn’t get the result we wanted,” Boudreau said. “I thought we played a pretty complete game for the most part.”
Rangers 4, Bruins 2: NEW YORK — Jimmy Vesey scored two first-period goals 29 seconds apart, Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to lead New York to its fifth straight victory.
Lightning 5, Sharks 1: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vladislav Namestnikov had two goals, Nikita Kucherov scored his 15th of the season and Tampa Bay ended San Jose’s four-game winning streak.