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Mats Sundin scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on an insurance tally, and Trevor Kidd made 33 saves in his first game this season as the Toronto Maple Leafs toppled the Rangers, 4-2, in New York last night and moved a point ahead of the Bruins atop the Northeast Division. Kidd made his season debut after sitting out 24 games following shoulder surgery.

Tom Fitzgerald, Darcy Tucker, and Mikael Renberg also scored for the Leafs, who won their fifth straight following a five-game winless streak (0-2-2-1).

Alex Kovalev and Jan Hlavac had goals for the Rangers, whose four-game unbeaten run ended (3-0-1).

Kings 2, Stars 1 -- Jaroslav Modry scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, lifting visiting Los Angeles past Dallas. With the score tied, 1-1, Modry skated from behind the net and lifted a shot over goaltender Marty Turco at 17:02 of the second.

Roman Cechmanek made 18 saves for the Kings, 3-3-0 in their last six games. Cechmanek was pressured in the second period when the Stars had five power plays and 14 shots, but Dallas converted just once, on Sergei Zubov's power-play goal.

The Stars had their season-best three-game winning streak snapped. After a scoreless first period, Michael Cammalleri scored 31 seconds into the second.

Mighty Ducks 1, Wild 1 -- Sandis Ozolinsh scored late in the second period, lifting visiting Anaheim to a tie with Minnesota, the Ducks' 11th straight game without a regulation loss. Anaheim is 4-0-3-4 during its streak. The Wild have won just once in their last eight games (1-5-2-0).

Wes Walz gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead 2:10 into the game when he faked a shot from the right of the net, then wrapped the puck in from the left side before Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere could slide across and make the save.

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