Stalberg scores SHG, Canes top Leafs for 5th straight win

Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner (51) celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with teammate Connor Carrick (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
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TORONTO (AP) Viktor Stalberg scored a tiebreaking, short-handed goal in the second period, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes over the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Jeff Skinner also scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward stopped 25 shots.

Frederik Andersen made 27 saves for Toronto, which lost for only the third time in 10 games at home. Jake Gardiner had the Leafs' goal.

Stalberg got the deciding tally against his former team after Tyler Bozak's pass was picked off in the neutral zone. Stalberg entered the zone alone, beating Andersen for his third goal of the season.