The Swedish wing scored the go-ahead goal 1:47 minutes into the third period after scores from David Jones and Nick Bonino had set up a tense clash at Rogers Arena.
Filip Forsberg scored a hat-trick as the Nashville Predators staved off elimination with a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Tennessee franchise’s goaltender Pekka Rinne made 28 saves as Nashville cut Chicago’s lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.
Tyler Johnson hit the overtime winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning recovered to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 while, over at the Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals thrashed the New York Islanders 5-1.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice with Karl Alzner, Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera also chipping in for Washington.