Stepan scores late to lift Rangers over Maple Leafs 4-2

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan, center, celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press. via AP)
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TORONTO (AP) Derek Stepan scored with 1:31 remaining and Derick Brassard added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game to lift the New York Rangers over the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Thursday night.

Stepan's one-time goal came 59 seconds after Colin Greening tied it with his first goal as a member of the Leafs.

Toronto's leading scorer Leo Komarov was ejected after elbowing Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh in the head during the first period. McDonagh returned from a concussion Wednesday night after missing four games and sat the rest of this one as a precaution, the team said.

Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Rangers, and Antti Raanta made 35 saves.

Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau also scored for the Leafs. Jonathan Bernier stopped 16 shots.