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Toronto Maple Leafs' Joffrey Lupul (19) shoots the puck past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) to win the game in a shootout, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Raleigh, N.C. Toronto won 2-1.Karl B DeBlaker/The Associated Press

Joffrey Lupul beat Cam Ward glove side in the fifth round of the shootout, giving the Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

It was Toronto's fifth win in its last six games. The Hurricanes lost their fifth straight.

After Brad Malone scored for the Hurricanes 7:47 into the third period, Toronto's Nazem Kadri tied it 1-1 with 3:33 left.

Toronto's James Reimer stopped 33 shots, and Ward had 24 saves.

The Hurricanes survived an overtime penalty to get to the shootout.

Defenceman Jaccob Slavin made his NHL debut for Carolina. It was the first time in franchise history the club dressed six defencemen from the United States.

Carolina won the shots battle in the second period 10-3 and held a 22-11 advantage at the second intermission.

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