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Maple Leafs beat Lightning 6-5

TORONTO (AP) – Calle Jarnkrok scored his second goal of the game 46 seconds into overtime Monday night to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Auston Matthews added two goals and an assist, Mitch Marner had a goal and three assists and Matthew Knies had a goal and two assists. Toronto dug out of an early 4-1 hole to improve to 5-4-2 and end an 0-2-2 slide

Jarnkrok scored his third goal of the season in the extra period after taking a pass from Morgan Rielly and redirecting the puck past Jonas Johansson.

Toronto starter Ilya Samsonov allowed four goals on 12 shots in just over 15 minutes of action before getting the hook. Joseph Woll made 18 stops in relief. Marner had his 15th four-point game to tie Frank Mahovlich for second in franchise history behind Darryl Sittler, who did it 26 times. William Nylander picked up an assist on the winner to extend his franchise record points streak to start a season to 12 games.

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and two assists in the first period for Tampa (5-4-3). Victor Hedman added a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Brandon Hagel each had a goal and an assist. Johansson made 27 saves.

Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate after centre Calle Jarnkrok (19) scored the winning overtime goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Monday. PHOTO: AP
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