Ilya Mikheyev of the Toronto Maple Leafs rushes off the ice after being cut by a skate throughout the 3rd period. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The teams integrated for seven goals during a wide-open first 40 minutes. Palmieri and Bratt got the last 2 a little more than 3 minutes apart to provide the Devils a 4-3 lead.

Palmieri scored his 15th of the season on a point-blank shot quickly after lifting Tyson Barrie's stick to take the puck and tie it at 3. Palmieri jumped on a centre-ice turnover by Kapanen to establish the go-ahead objective by Bratt at 10:11.

Hyman and Mikheyev scored 19 seconds apart late in the very first duration to provide the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead.

With the Devils delighting in a two-man benefit, Gusev connected it at 1:42 of the second period. Kapanen put Toronto ahead with a top-shelf chance at 5:18, but the Devils countered with two over the next five minutes for their second lead. Hischier had actually scored the game's first objective early.

Devils defenceman Damon Severson backhanded the puck into his own internet in overtime, gifting the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win over New Jersey on Friday night for their season-best 6th straight triumph.

Severson got the puck after Toronto's William Nylander lost control of it driving toward New Jersey's internet. The 25-year-old Severson accidentally beat goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood while attempting to clear the puck out of risk. Zach Hyman, Ilya Mikheyev, Kasperi Kapanen and John Tavares scored for Toronto. Tavares tied it at 4-4 with 11:45 left in the 3rd period with a tap-in power-play goal from Blackwood's crease. Nylander made the pass to set it up.
Severson got the puck after Toronto's William Nylander lost control of it driving toward New Jersey's web. Zach Hyman, Ilya Mikheyev, Kasperi Kapanen and John Tavares scored for Toronto. Kapanen put Toronto ahead with a top-shelf shot at 5:18, but the Devils countered with 2 over the next five minutes for their 2nd lead.