Matt Grzelcyk scored the game-winning goal with 76 seconds left as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Saturday night.
The Bruins thus avoid losing two consecutive games for the first time this season.
Toronto led 1-0 and 2-1 before Boston took an early lead, 3-2, on a goal by AJ Greer in the second. Auston Matthews, returning after missing two games with injury, tied the game for the Leafs in the third.
The score remained tied until Grzelcyk scored on a veiled shot. Matt Murray complained of being obstructed, but his coach did not ask the referees to review the sequence.
Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak also scored for the Bruins and Linus Ullmark made 18 saves.
The Leafs had beaten the Bruins in the last four meetings between the two teams. The Bruins’ win comes two days after they suffered their first regulation-time loss at home this season, a 3-0 shutout at the hands of the Seattle Kraken.
Michael Bunting and Pierre Engvall hit the target for the Maple Leafs. Matt Murray stopped 30 shots.