After seeing 2-1 and 3-2 leads erased, Mats Zuccarello (1-2—3) scored with 53.8 seconds left in the game to lift the New York Rangers past the Toronto Maple Leafs, extending their winning streak to nine games and their point streak to 13 (11-0-2).
* Topping the League’s overall standings at 14-2-2 (30 points), the Rangers are off to their best 18-game start – in terms of wins and points – in their 89-year history.
* Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers have won nine or more consecutive games for the first time since winning 10 straight from Jan. 19-Feb. 10, 1973.
* The Rangers have also won eight straight home games. Per Elias, the Rangers won eight consecutive games at Madison Square Garden for the first time since Oct. 8-31, 1990.