The Maple Leafs were 3-2-2 without Tavares, including Saturday's 4-3 shootout victory in Philadelphia.
Playing his second game after missing seven with a broken finger, Tavares took a pass from Mitch Marner on a 2-on-1 and scored his fourth goal of the season, beating goalie Malcolm Subban with a high shot. After three periods of play the game would need to be settled in overtime.
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty opened the scoring in the third period and gave Vegas the lead early in the final frame.
Nick Holden's point shot rattled around the slot and fell to Ceci, who tried to clear the puck, but instead swept it right to Pacioretty and he made no mistake for his fourth goal of the season.
While the win didn't earn the Leafs any style points, head coach Mike Babcock thought it was lovely and says right now, the harder the game is for his team, the better.
"It's always tough when you switch teams and everything's new and you have to pick up where you've been living for the last few years", said Ceci, who swapped spots with Nikita Zaitsev in a summertime trade that freed the Leafs of Zaitsev's long-term deal.
Pacioretty hit both posts on a Vegas power play early in the second before Andersen robbed Shea Theodore with a great glove save on the same man advantage.
Messi gives set-piece masterclass as Barca outclass Celta
When teams concede free kicks on the edge of their own box they feel nearly as unsafe as penalties with Messi standing over them. Barcelona's talisman gave the ball away in midfield and conceded a foul on the edge of his own box as he tried to win it back.
Matthews and William Nylander scored 30 seconds apart in the third period for the Leafs.
Toronto was whistled for too many men on the ice with 1:21 left in regulation, but the Leafs held at 5-on-4 thanks to two late saves from Andersen on Jonathan Marchessault, and then for another 39 seconds at 4-on-3 in OT - including that terrific stop on Karlsson.
Subban and Frederik Andersen stood tall through the first 40 minutes of the game as neither allowed a goal in two periods of play.
Of his wins, 69 came in his two seasons with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 458 were earned during his 10-year stint with the Detroit Red Wings and 173 in a little over four campaigns with the Maple Leafs.
"In the end, we were fortunate to win the special teams battle".
In his 17-season National Hockey League career, the 56-year-old has only missed the playoffs twice and won a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2008.
Given the stakes, the stage and the production, this was arguably the best game Najee Harris has had in an Alabama uniform. Tagovailoa limped off the field after the game, his first since suffering an ankle injury against Tennessee on October 20.
Weber was the centre of attention on this night, not because he scored twice, but because of the way he scored his first goal. Nate Thompson also scored and Carey Price made 31 saves. "We had a good second, we had a good third", Kopitar said.
Meanwhile, United now prefer to play on the counter-attack, with their best games coming when they didn't have much of the ball. United were able to beat over Partizan during the week, but it may have cost them two key players in the process.
Authorities have appealed to people to register themselves, and register details if they are concerned for missing loved ones. On Friday evening, a State of Fire Emergency for Queensland residents was declared: "It is now too late to leave the area".
The filing comes because of Alabama's filing deadline, November 8, which gives Bloomberg more time to make his final decision. There is considerable skepticism among the leading Democratic candidates about Bloomberg's path forward in a 2020 primary.
Customers can expect to find a huge range of discounts and bargains as all stock must go before the Romford store closure. While Mothercare's worldwide shops remain profitable, its United Kingdom division faced serious financial difficulties.
She finished with 15 winners and eight aces. "I love these sort of matches, the bigger the pressure, the more special the event". The Australian finally held serve on her seventh attempt, but it only slightly delayed Mladenovic's inevitable victory.
Exactly six months after their first baby, Prince Harry may have just hinted that the couple are preparing for their second child. Each royal accessorized with a red poppy pin - an artificial flower that has been used to honor fallen veterans since 1921.
Salman is now looking forward to the release of Dabangg 3 , in which he stars with Sonakshi Sinha and debutante Saiee Manjrekar. Salman's latest Instagram post gives out a rather amusing Sultan connection that not many fans must have expected.
Central New York Weekend Weather Forecast
A low of 11 degrees was reported in Walpack, Sussex County, while several towns reported temperatures in the low-to-mid teens. Sunday: Colder by afternoon, a 90 percent chance of snow with 2 inches accumulation, and an early afternoon high of 28.
Heat on lockdown regarding Dion Waiters' health situation
Waiters has yet to suit up for the Heat this season and was for the opening night game for " conduct detrimental to the team ". Heat officials told NBC Sports after the game they would not comment on Waiters, his health or status with the team.
Miley Cyrus Undergoes Vocal Cord Surgery After Tonsilitis
The singer, 26, recently underwent vocal cord surgery after being hospitalized for tonsillitis last month, People reports . As a result of the issue, Cyrus, who has been working on new music , has needed to put recording and performing on hold.
Funeral held for the last victim of Mexico border killings
The Americans were riding in a convoy of SUVs when attackers opened fire on a dirt road from La Mora leading to Colonia LeBaron. Yanely Ontivelos, 33, said life was still bearable thanks to employment at La Mora, where her husband works as a carpenter.
Gender reveal stunt leads to plane crash in Texas
However, the pilot then told investigators that the plane "got too slow" and stalled, prompting it to crash into the ground. The plane crash took place September 7 in the town of Turkey , located 475 kilometres west of Dallas, Texas.