Ice Hockey - Leafs out of slump with win over Lightning

The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre.

Ice Hockey - Leafs out of slump with win over Lightning

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Cody Franson (R) and Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn collide along the boards (Reuters)

Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 2

Already leading 1-0 after 20 minutes, Toronto (16-12-2) scored three times and chased Lightning starter Mathieu Caron in the second period.

The middle period started with a bang as Frazer McLaren didn't like how close B.J. Crombeen got to James Reimer following a whistle and the two dropped the gloves 29 seconds in.

Twenty-three seconds later, Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf picked up his fifth of the season one-timing a Carl Gunnarsson feed past a screened Caron to make it 2-0.

Just before the seven minute-mark of the second period, Tyler Bozak put a weak Phil Kessel shot past a sprawling Caron sending Caron to the bench. Caron allowed three goals on 13 shots.

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Wild 4, Red Wings 2

Devin Setoguchi scored two goals, Niklas Backstrom made 36 saves, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 at Joe Louis Arena.

Kyle Brodziak and Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota, which won its fourth straight. Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two assists.

Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored for Detroit (14-11-5).

Jimmy Howard stopped 15 shots.

Minnesota (17-10-2) led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot 17-5.

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