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Maatta nicks late win for Penguins

Olli Maatta struck with just under two minutes remaining to edge the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals.

The Eastern Conference leaders had to come from behind on three occasions, with Brooks Laich, Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechkin putting the Capitals a goal ahead.

But Kris Letang, Taylor Pyatt and Jussi Jokinen pulled the Penguins level each time before Maatta popped up with the winner with 114 seconds remaining to give Pittsburgh a club record 13th consecutive home win.

Tyler Bozak notched the decisive shootout goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs earned their third successive victory by defeating the Buffalo Sabres 4-3.

James van Riemsdyk, Joffrey Lupul and Bozak all scored in the shootout, while James Reimer denied Cody Hodgson to allow Bozak to seal victory for the Leafs.

In a topsy-turvy game, Matt Ellis and Matt Moulson put Boston ahead after Phil Kessel had opened the scoring for the Leafs, who then went 3-2 ahead thanks to goals from Nikolai Kulemin and Morgan Rielly, only for Cody Hodgson to send the game into overtime.

Teemu Selanne, Corey Perry and Nick Bonino all scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks romped to their eighth successive win by thumping the Vancouver Canucks 9-1.

Goals from Andrew Cogliano, Selanne, Perry, Bonino (two) and Jakob Silfverberg put the impressive Ducks 6-0 ahead before Zack Kassian pulled one back. It mattered little, however, as Perry, Selanne and Sami Vatanen completed the rout.