Maple Leafs snap franchise-record losing streak in win over Oilers

John E. Sokolowski / Reuters

All the Toronto Maple Leafs needed to end their franchise-record 11-game losing skid was a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

James Reimer made 31 saves and Phil Kessel scored his 21st goal as the Leafs cruised to a 5-1 victory on Saturday night.

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Oilers forward Luke Gazdic spoiled the shutout when he beat Reimer with three seconds remaining. 

Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly provided the highlight of the game, going end-to-end for a dazzling goal in the second period.

It was a forgettable night for Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth, who allowed five goals on 28 shots.

David Clarkson was a healthy scratch for Toronto, while Cody Franson appeared to be out, but was a late addition to the lineup. Franson logged over 21 minutes of ice time and registered an assist on Kessel's goal.

Richard Panik, Mike Santorelli and Peter Holland added goals for the Maple Leafs.

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