"There was no call on Hartnell," Laviolette said postgame, according to NHL.com's Jessi Pierce. "There was no call. So it got re-done over at the box. Hartnell made a hit on a guy (who) had the puck (who) didn't hit the boards and then he got bulldozed and cross-checked and everything else and we lost our power play."
The 45 wins matches the marks set by the club during the 1998-99, 1999-00, and 2003-04 season. Meanwhile, the club also tied their franchise record for home wins in a season with their 26th of the year.
Further the team also extended their home winning streak to 13 games which also stands as a franchise-best.
The Maple Leafs now sit with 97 points on the year, six points shy of the franchise record of 103 set during the 2003-04 season. With seven games still to play, the team has ample time
The St. Louis Blues foiled the Columbus Blue Jackets' quest to gain sole possession of the longest win streak in the NHL this season, halting Columbus' run at 10 games with a 2-1 victory Saturday night.
St. Louis earned its fifth consecutive win in the process, moving past the Anaheim Ducks and into the second Western Conference wild-card spot by virtue of having five more regulation or overtime wins.
The five-game run is the Blues' longest of the 2017-18 campaign.
The Sharks cruised to their seventh consecutive win with a 5-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
San Jose moved to within six points of the Vegas Golden Knights for first place in the Pacific Division. The expansion club picked up a single point in a shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche earlier in the day.
Both the Sharks and Golden Knights have seven games remaining in their regular-season schedules.
Evander Kane scored twice for San Jose in Saturday's win. He now has seven goals and 12 points in 12 games with the Sharks since arriving in a trade from the Buffalo Sabres on deadline day.
Neither player was hurt in the dust-up, and things cooled down pretty quickly - at least according to Mark Scheifele, who said the incident was simply the result of an "intense practice."
Though head coach Paul Maurice warned the players not to fight, he suggested afterward that the altercation didn't bother him.
The Jets recently reached 100 points for the first time in franchise history, and have eight games remaining before the playoffs begin. Their next contest is Sunday against the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators.