William Nylander scored in additional time to carry the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday.
The Leafs snapped a four-game losing streak with the victory, and prolonged the Blackhawks’ report to 0-6-1.
John Tavares and David Kampf additionally scored for Toronto, and Jack Campbell stopped 25 photographs.
“This feels good, getting two points at the end of a long road trip,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe mentioned.
Chicago received 36 saves from Kevin Lankinen, and targets from Kirby Dach and Alex DeBrincat.
The decisive OT objective occurred when Nylander broke in on a 2-on-0 and snapped a wrist shot previous Lankinen.
“It hasn’t been looking too pretty the last few nights,” Nylander mentioned. “Tonight, we got closer to where we want to be, but not fully there yet. I just tried five-hole and it worked.”
The Maple Leafs outplayed Chicago as the sport went on, however the Blackhawks ended one streak early, taking the lead for the primary time this season when Dach beat Campbell with a power-play wrist shot over the glove aspect 5:44 in.
The Blackhawks had been tied or trailed for greater than six video games at that time, the longest such streak in the NHL since 1979-80.
DeBrincat scored at even power for a 2-0 Chicago lead at 11:48 of the primary, accepting Seth Jones’ lengthy move following Toronto defenseman Justin Holl’s turnover. DeBrincat’s shot sailed over Campbell’s shoulder.
“We played more the style we want to play,” Chicago’s Tyler Johnson mentioned. “There were still moments we played too cute, not making the simple plays.”
Keefe mentioned the Leafs “talked a ton about protecting our goal and they scored two. That’s got to stop.”
Tavares reduce the result in 2-1 at 6:14 in the second, outmuscling Jonathan Toews in the slot and backhanding a shot over Lankinen’s glove hand.
“A good character win,” Tavares mentioned. “We had a good (first) intermission, getting our mindset right. We challenged each other.”
Kampf, a former Blackhawk whom the Leafs signed as a free agent in July, tied the sport at 2, beating Lankinen on a sneaky backhand from the slot with 7:29 left in regulation. Kampf took a move from Rasmus Sandin on the boards and barely checked out Lankinen as he let the shot go.
NOTES: Chicago’s Patrick Kane, Henrik Borgstrom, Jujhar Khaira and Riley Stillman stay in COVID-19 protocol and missed the sport. Toews examined damaging earlier on Wednesday and was put again on the lively roster. … The non-sellout crowd in the United Center was noticeably subdued in the day after revelations that workforce executives in 2010 didn’t take allegations of sexual assault by then-assistant coach Brad Aldrich in opposition to a backup participant to authorities. The participant, Kyle Beach, got here ahead in a Canadian tv interview on Wednesday. “At the end of the day, my heart goes out to Kyle,” Blackhawks captain Toews mentioned. “It’s not an excuse looking back, but the truth is, a lot of us were focused on hockey every single day. You hear rumors, but it’s at the back of your mind.”
Chicago: Hits the highway for 2 video games in opposition to groups which can be 5-0-0, at Carolina on Friday and at St. Louis on Saturday.
Toronto: Begin a five-game homestead on Saturday, internet hosting Detroit.
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