Nylander lifts the Leafs past the Golden Knights in SO

LAS VEGAS (AP) – William Nylander scored in regulation and secured the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Auston Matthews and Ilya Mikheyev also scored in regulation as Toronto improved to 5-0-1 on a six-game streak with at least one point, and 21-4-2 since the start of the 2-4 season. -1. Jack Campbell made 31 saves.

Keegan Kolesar, William Karlsson and Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Golden Knights. Robin Lehner stopped 15 shots for Vegas, which has now lost four of its last five games, all at home.

In the tiebreaker, Cambell denied attempts by Evgenii Dadonov, Chandler Stephenson and Jonathan Marchessault, and Lehner stopped Jason Spezza and Matthews before Nylander scored for the win.

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Trailing 3-1 after two periods, Vegas came back into the game thanks to the extra work of the failed forward Reilly Smith behind the net. A loose puck squirted up front and Karlsson was there to clean things up as he rounded Campbell and shot the backhand at 1:34 of the third.

Pietrangelo equalized in a 5-to-3 delay with 8:12 remaining in regulation, exciting the announced crowd of 17,911.

The Maple Leafs wasted no time getting on the board, as Morgan Reilly’s pass down the ice freed Nylander, who skated and used a bad shot on Lehner before pulling the puck into the net. for its 16th of the season to give Toronto a 1-0 lead at 1:24 of the game.

Kolesar got his very first career power play point when he hit home a rebound off the threshold post, tying the game with 7 minutes left in the period.

Toronto took the lead midway through the second period when Ondrej Kase picked up the loose puck and fed Michael Bunting, who then found Matthews on the edge of the net for an easy fallback for his 23rd with 8:17 to go.

The Maple Leafs extended their lead to two goals with 3:14 left in the second when Wayne Simmonds’ shot bounced off the goal boards and straight to Mikheyev for the rebound redirection.

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Maple Leafs: In Arizona Wednesday night.

Golden Knights: Pittsburgh host Monday night.


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