TAMPA, Fla. – Dwayne Roloson made 26 saves in his third shutout in 10 games this month, Teddy Purcell had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Roloson, acquired in a trade with the New York Islanders on New Year's Day, took a shutout into the third period of a 7-1 win Sunday over Atlanta.
Simon Gagne also scored for the Southeast Division-leading Lightning, who have opened a 12-game homestand with consecutive victories. Purcell has five points in the past two games, including three assists on Sunday.
Toronto All-Star center Phil Kessel had his goal drought reach seven games. The Maple Leafs completed a stretch of five games in seven days with a 1-4-0 record, including losses in the final three contests.
Gagne put the Lightning up 1-0 on his third goal over the past two games at 5:11 of the first. Purcell made it 2-0 with a power-play rebound with 7:16 left in the first.
Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer stopped 15 of 17 shots — including a pair of breakaways by Martin St. Louis — in the opening 20 minutes.
Toronto had almost as many penalties (three) as shots (four) during the first. The Maple Leafs went without a shot in the second half of the period.
The Maple Leafs outshot Tampa Bay 13-4 during a scoreless second. Roloson made several quality saves, including an in-close chance by Tyler Bozak.
Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos, the NHL scoring leader, had a six-game point streak (seven goals, 10 points) snapped. He enters the All-Star break with 38 goals and 67 points.
Notes: LW Nikolai Kulemin played his 200th game with the Maple Leafs, which is second-most on the current roster. Only D Tomas Kaberle, who appeared Tuesday in his 869th game with Toronto, has played in more. ... Tampa Bay LW Ryan Malone missed his second consecutive game due to a mid-body injury. ... Lightning D Brett Clark assisted on Purcell's goal and snapped a personal 13-game point drought.