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Vancouver celebrate their 3-2 overtime win Sunday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Vancouver, British Columbia. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

VANCOUVER — Bo Harvat scored his second goal of the game 1:19 into overtime, giving the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night in their return from a nearly four-week layoff because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Horvat also had an assist, Nils Hoglander had a goal and an assist, and Braden Holtby made 37 saves as the Canucks played their first game since March 24. At least 21 players and four members of the coaching staff tested positive for the coronavirus and Vancouver had 11 games postponed since the outbreak hit late last month.

SABRES 4, PENGUINS 2: Sam Reinhart scored twice, and Buffalo played spoiler in the East Division playoff race with a win over visiting Pittsburgh.

Rookie Arttu Ruotsalainen and Rasmus Asplund, with an empty-netter, also scored for Buffalo. The Sabres bounced back a day after becoming the NHL’s first team eliminated from playoff contention following a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

The Penguins had a 4-0-1 run snapped and squandered an opportunity to move within a point of the East-leading Washington, which lost at Boston earlier in the day.

Dustin Tokarski stopped 34 shots and had his shutout bid end on Jason Zucker’s goal off a faceoff with 9:42 remaining, cutting Buffalo’s lead to 3-1. Teddy Blueger also scored for Pittsburgh in the final minute.

Tokarski has won two of his last three starts since Linus Ullmark was sidelined with a lower-body injury. Tokarski’s 27-save outing in a 5-2 win at Washington on Thursday was his first since December 2015.

RANGERS 5, DEVILS 3: Birthday boy Mika Zibanejad scored a power-play goal with three minutes to play and New York won in Newark, New Jersey, to sweep a four-game series over the last six days.

Chris Kreider, Vitali Kravtsov, Alexis Lafreniere and Ryan Strome also scored as the Rangers extended their season-high point streak to six games (5-0-1). Alexandar Georgiev, who left the ice late in the first period because of a lower-body injury but returned in the second period, finished with 25 saves as New York improved to 13-4-3 in its last 20 games.

The win kept New York four points behind Boston in the East with 11 games left in the regular season. The Bruins have played two fewer games.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, DUCKS 2: Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty and Nicolas Roy each had a goal and an assist, and Vegas won at Anaheim to move into a tie for first place in the West Division with the Colorado Avalanche.

Alex Pietrangelo and Alex Tuch also scored, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves as the Golden Knights extended their winning streak to six games, matching a season best.

ISLANDERS 1, FLYERS 0: Nick Leddy scored 2:23 into overtime and Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves to lift New York to a win at Philadelphia.

The victory sent the Islanders past the Pittsburgh Penguins into second place in the East Division. New York is two points behind Washington.


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