The Penguins started the day by unveiling a statue honoring Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux outside Consol Energy Center. The three-time MVP, now the team owner, watched from his box as Pittsburgh won for the 11th time in its last 12 home games to strengthen its hold on fourth-place in the Eastern Conference.
The Maple Leafs have lost six of seven and are five points behind eighth-place Winnipeg.
SABRES 3, HURRICANES 2, OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Pominville scored on a power play 56 seconds into overtime to lift Buffalo past Carolina.
Thomas Vanek and Tyler Myers also scored to help the Sabres (31-28-8) jump into a tie with Washington for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Ryan Miller stopped 22 shots, Pominville and Vanek also had assists, and the Sabres outshot the Hurricanes 42-24.
Pominville converted in overtime after Bryan Allen was sent off for hooking with 55 seconds left in regulation. Parked atop the left circle, Pominville took a pass from Christian Ehrhoff and blasted it inside the far post. Goalie Cam Ward appeared to be screened by defenseman Jay Harrison.