Toronto scored three times in a game for the first time this season and it still was not enough to produce what would have been a rare victory. Toronto (1-10-1) has lost its previous five road games and is mired in last place in the Eastern Conference.
Jeremy Hall scored for Toronto and Houston's Bobby Boswell tied it during the opening 20 minutes. Danny Koevermans then scored twice to give Toronto a 3-1 advantage.
Houston (5-4-5) had won two of its previous three outings.