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Toronto 5, Dallas 3
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Graham Skilliter, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Jonny Murray
Attendance: 18532

William Nylander scored a goal in his fifth consecutive contest as the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs skated to a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.

Auston Matthews and defenseman Tyson Barrie each collected a goal and an assist and Zach Hyman and Andreas Johnsson also tallied for the Maple Leafs, who set a franchise record by scoring at least four goals in eight straight road games.

Toronto's Mitch Marner set up two goals to boost his team-leading assist total to 37 and Frederik Andersen finished with 31 saves.

Alexander Radulov scored two goals, Denis Gurianov also tallied and Ben Bishop turned aside 29 shots for the Stars.

Marner set up Matthews' team-leading 36th goal to open the scoring in the first period before his backhanded feed from along the right-wing boards found Hyman to give the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead early in the second. Hyman's goal was his 14th of the season and fourth in six games.

Toronto took advantage of defenseman Jamie Oleksiak's turnover as Barrie unleashed a blast from just above the right circle that beat Bishop to net the Maple Leafs a 3-1 advantage with 8:02 remaining in the second period.

Radulov converted Radek Faksa's centering feed to halve the deficit with 58 seconds remaining in the second period, but Nylander cleaned up a rebound to regain Toronto's two-goal edge at 3:28 of the third. The goal was Nylander's career-high 24th of the season.

Radulov deflected defenseman Miro Heiskanen's shot past Andersen to cut the Maple Leafs' lead to 4-3 less than three minutes later. The Stars pressed for the equalizer before Johnsson's empty-net goal sealed the win.

Marner wired a pass across his body to an unmarked Matthews, who beat Bishop from in close to open the scoring at 12:18 of the first period.

Gurianov forged a tie more than five minutes later, reeling in a pass from defenseman John Klingberg at center ice and turning on the jets before beating Andersen for his 13th goal of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Toronto   Dallas
Tyson Barrie 2 Points Alexander Radulov 2
Tyson Barrie 1 Goals Alexander Radulov 2
Mitchell Marner 2 Assists Radek Faksa 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Frederik Andersen .912 Save Percentage Ben Bishop .879
Frederik Andersen 31 Saves Ben Bishop 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 34 5 0-2 3-3 6 26
Dallas 34 3 0-3 2-2 4 26
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Stars have a W/L % of .621 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Ottawa. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .593 after a win and .458 after a loss.