TORONTO (AP) — Tony DeAngelo scored 51 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 5-4 win over Toronto on Saturday night, snapping the Maple Leafs’ six-game winning streak.
Ryan Strome had two goal and two assists for the Rangers, Brett Howden and Mika Zibanejad also scored, and Artemi Panarin picked up his third assist of the night when he set up DeAngelo’s winner. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 43 shots to help New York win its second straight after a 1-3-1 stretch.
Auston Matthews scored twice for Toronto, and William Nylander and Pierre Engvall also had goals. Frederik Andersen finished with 33 saves.
The Maple Leafs trailed 4-2 after two periods before scoring twice in the third to send the game to the extra period. Engvall redirected a point shot from Tyson Barrie at 6:22 to pull Toronto within one.
Moments after Matthews flubbed a glorious chance to tie it, he slammed in a pass from Nylander for the tying goal with 53 seconds remaining in the third.
After Strome put his team in front 2-1 midway through the first period, the 26-year-old native of Mississauga, Ontario, scored another to give the Rangers a two-goal lead early in the second.
Howden opened the scoring 1:41 into the game.
The Maple Leafs evened the score on the power play at 4:21. From behind the net, John Tavares found Nylander out front.
The Rangers went ahead 2-1 when Panarin picked off a pass into the middle from Engvall and set up Strome for the go-ahead goal.
The Rangers had an opportunity to add to their lead, but Andersen stopped a penalty shot by Pavel Buchnevich a few shifts after Strome’s goal.
Strome lifted the Rangers to a 3-1 lead early in the second period with a 56-foot slapper.
Toronto pulled to 3-2 when a loose puck found Matthews for his 25th of the season at 7:48, but Zibanejad restored the two-goal lead with all-world fake coming down the right side to freeze Andersen and slip a shot through his pads a little more than 9 minutes later.
The Rangers visit Edmonton on Tuesday night in the second of a four-game trip through Canada.
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