The win came two days after Sabres owner Terry Pegula fired coach Ron Rolston and general manager Darcy Regier.
Trevor Smith scored for the Maple Leafs (11-7-1), who dropped to 0-2-1 in their past three their longest losing streak since going 0-3-2 from March 7-16. Toronto has scored just four goals in regulation in five games.
Capitals 4, Red Wings 3 (SO) • Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal of the shootout, and Washington rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat host Detroit.
Kings 2, Devils 0 • Dwight King and Anze Kopitar scored third-period goals, and Ben Scrivens made 26 saves to lift Los Angeles on the road.
Penguins 4, Predators 1 • James Neal and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist, and host Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak.
Senators 4, Bruins 2 • Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen and Bobby Ryan scored third-period goals, and Ottawa earned a comeback victory at home.
Wild 3, Panthers 2 • Charlie Coyle put Minnesota ahead with 8:22 remaining after Florida scored twice in the third period to tie it, and the Wild hung on to beat the Panthers in St. Paul, Minn., for their sixth win in seven games.
Hurricanes 3, Ducks 2 (SO) • Chris Terry scored the winner in the shootout to lift Carolina over Anaheim in Raleigh, N.C.
Canadiens 3, Blue Jackets 2 (SO) • David Desharnais scored the only goal in the shootout and Peter Budaj stopped all three shots he faced in the tiebreaker to lead Montreal at Columbus. Montreal's regulation goals came from Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller.