The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Alexandar Georgiev had a career-high 55 saves in the New York Rangers’ 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey and Adam McQuaid scored to help the Rangers finish their homestand at 2-2-1. Kevin Hayes added an empty-netter, and Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider each had two assists.

Kasperi Kapanen scored for the Maple Leafs. They had won four in a row.

Georgiev is the seventh goalie in franchise history with 50 or more saves.

Also Sunday:

Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 2: CHICAGO — Dominik Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and Chicago beat Detroit for its seventh straight victory. The Blackhawks continue their surprising push after a lackluster first half of the season.

Lightning 5, Panthers 2: SUNRISE, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist to lift Tampa Bay past Florida. Brayden Point, Ryan Callahan and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning. Louis Domingue made 25 saves, and Anton Stralman had two assists.

Bruins 2, Avalanche 1: BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored 4:03 into overtime and Boston beat Colorado to extend its points streak to seven games. John Moore also scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves to help the Bruins improve to 4-0-3 in their last seven.

Jets 3, Sabres 1: BUFFALO, N.Y. — Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal with 3:55 remaining and Winnipeg beat Buffalo to snap a 0-2-1 skid. Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves to help the Jets end their longest winless streak of the season and maintain the Central Division lead.

Islanders 2, Wild 1: NEW YORK — Devon Toews scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and New York beat Minnesota. The Wild lost for the fifth time in six games (1-3-2).

Blues 5, Predators 4: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vladimir Tarasenko completed a hat trick 16 seconds into overtime and St. Louis beat Nashville to sweep a home-and-home set with their season-best sixth straight victory. Alex Pietrangelo and Tyler Bozak also scored and Jake Allen made 40 saves.

Devils 3, Hurricanes 2: NEWARK, N.J. — Marcus Johansson scored twice, Keith Kinkaid made 32 saves and New Jersey prevented Carolina from moving into a playoff spot. Nico Hischier set up all three goals to help the Devils snap the Hurricanes’ three-game winning streak.

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