Lightning edge Maple Leafs despite injury to Kucherov

Published 12:30 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2018 | Updated 3:10 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored the deciding goal in a shootout for the second consecutive game, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

Tyler Johnson, Chris Kunitz and Adam Erne scored in regulation for the NHL-leading Lightning, who played most of the game without Nikita Kucherov after the league’s top scorer was injured. Still, the Atlantic Division leaders edged second-place Toronto hours after acquiring defenseman Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller in a blockbuster deal with the New York Rangers just before the NHL trade deadline.

Tampa Bay parted with forward Vladimir Namestnikov, two prospects and two draft picks — a first-round selection in 2018 and a conditional first-rounder in 2019.

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