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Lightning overwhelmed by Maple Leafs in 2nd period as win streak ends

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) watches a goal by defenseman Roman Polak get behind Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Defending for the Lightning are defenseman Jake Dotchin (59) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) watches a goal by defenseman Roman Polak get behind Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Defending for the Lightning are defenseman Jake Dotchin (59) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Morgan Rielly and Matt Martin scored 15 seconds apart during Toronto's four-goal second period, Frederik Andersen made 33 saves and the Maple Leafs moved into the lead for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-0 on Thursday night.

Roman Polak, Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk also scored for Toronto, which was coming off a 7-2 loss Tuesday night at Florida. The Maple Leafs hold a one-point advantage over Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders.

Tampa Bay, 12-3-3 over its last 18 games, pulled Andrei Vasilevskiy six minutes into the second after he allowed four goals on 15 shots. The goalie had gone 6-0-1 over his previous seven games.

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After Rielly scored 2:24 into the second, Martin made it 3-0 on the next shift. Brown, on the power play, and van Riemsdyk added goals later in the period.