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WASHINGTON (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting San Jose over Washington.

Antti Niemi stopped Eric Fehr, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in the shootout after making 35 saves in regulation and overtime. Marleau tallied after Joe Pavelski missed on San Jose’s first shot.

Ovechkin scored his league-leading 33rd goal at 12:44 of the second period after Tyler Kennedy had tallied for San Jose at 13:30 of the first.

The Sharks took the opener of a three-game road trip, improving to 17-1 against the Capitals in the teams’ last 18 meetings.

Rookie goaltender Philipp Grubauer, making his 12th start in 17 games, made 28 saves for Washington.

It was the Capitals’ second straight 2-1 shootout loss and they have lost six of their last eight.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, BRUINS 3

BOSTON (AP) - Tyler Bozak scored twice, Phil Kessel had three assists and Toronto held off Boston.

Jonathan Bernier made 38 saves for the Maple Leafs, including 15 in the third period as the Bruins tried to rally after allowing three straight goals.

James van Riemsdyk’s goal a minute into the third put Toronto up 4-2, and the Maple Leafs held on despite getting outshot 41-26.

Jake Gardiner also scored for Toronto.

Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each had a goal and an assist for Boston. Gregory Campbell pulled the Bruins to 4-3 with 10:25 left in the third period, but Bernier stopped a late flurry of shots after Boston pulled goalie Tuukka Rask for the extra skater.

LIGHTNING 2, RANGERS 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored 9 seconds apart early in the second period, Ben Bishop made 33 saves in his return from injury and Tampa Bay snapped New York’s three-game winning streak.

Hedman got the Lightning even with a power-play goal and Kucherov gave them the lead for good on a breakaway. Tampa Bay went 5-3 in a stretch in which it played seven of eight on the road.

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