By Mike ChambersThe Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night.
The game was tied 2-2 at the midway point of the first period.
The Leafs had a 3-2 lead in the first frame when James van Riemsdyk scored from the slot with just over 10 minutes left in the frame.
The Avalanche got back in the game, scoring a goal in the final two minutes of the period to tie it up again.
James van Rierksdyk’s game-winner at 11:53 of the third period put the Leafs up 4-2.
The Stars scored the game’s final goal at 12:04 of the second period.
Both teams traded powerplay goals to tie the game.
It was a pretty good night for the Stars.
In the third, the Leafs went up 3-0.
Tyler Bozak scored his second goal of the season with 13:53 left in overtime to give the Leafs a 3 1/2-game lead.
The Maple Leafs added a goal from Tyler Bozman to seal the victory.
The Stars return to action Thursday when they host the Winnipeg Jets.