Nov 23, 10:43 PM EST

Cammalleri has 4 points in return, Devils edge Leafs in SO


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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Mike Cammalleri had four points in his return to the lineup and Jacob Josefson scored in the shootout as the New Jersey Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Cory Schneider stopped all three Toronto attempts in the tiebreaker, and the Devils overcame an early 3-0 deficit to snap a three-game losing streak, their longest of the season.

Cammalleri had a goal and three assists after missing six games. He spent more than a week with his family after his 5-year-old daughter was hospitalized with pneumonia.

Travis Zajac, Beau Bennett and Yohann Auvitu also scored for New Jersey.

Top draft pick Auston Matthews had two goals and set up another by Nazem Kadri in Toronto's big first period. Matt Martin also scored, and Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves.

Jacobson scored with a wrist shot on the Devils' second shootout attempt. Schneider stopped Matthews, Mitchell Marner and Nikita Soshnikov.

Overtime was entertaining, with Schneider stopping Marner in close in the waning seconds.

Toronto nearly won in the final minute when James van Riemsdyk hit the post with a shot from between the circles.

The No. 1 pick in this year's draft, Matthews snapped a 13-game goal drought with two in the opening period.

The Devils rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 4-3 to tie it on Auvitu's shot past a screened Enroth with 13:10 left in regulation.

After blowing the 3-0 first-period lead and getting coach Mike Babcock in their faces, the Maple Leafs took a 4-3 lead when Martin scored on his own rebound.

Playing their second game in two nights, the Maple Leafs jumped to a 3-0 lead as Matthews scored twice and set up a power-play goal by Kadri.

Booed off the ice after the first 20 minutes, the Devils needed only 5:30 to tie the game.

Cammalleri set up Zajac for a shot into an open net at 32 seconds. Bennett scored his first with the Devils on a power play at 3:10, and Cammalleri tied it on a rebound in close.

NOTES: The Maple Leafs' three first-period goals were the most by a New Jersey opponent in a period this season. ... Matthews' three points were the most by a Devils opponent this season. ... Devils RW Kyle Palmieri missed his second straight game with upper-body soreness. ... Martin's goal was his first with Toronto after D Jon Merrill was a healthy scratch. Merrill played his first three games of the season on the road trip. ... Enroth made his third start of the season. ... Maple Leafs D Roman Polak was a healthy scratch.

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Maple Leafs: Host the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

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