Maple Leafs 3, Penguins 2, OT
TORONTO (AP) _ Mats Sundin had two goals, including the winner 27 seconds into overtime, as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night.
Sundin, who also had an assist, tipped Jonas Hoglund’s cross-ice pass past goalie Tom Barrasso as the Toronto star was being hauled to the ice.
Hoglund had a goal and an assist, and Curtis Joseph made 27 saves for the Maple Leafs.
Pittsburgh’s Alexei Kovalev continued his scoring tear with two more goals. He has five goals in his last three games and has scored the Penguins’ last four goals.
Jaromir Jagr, who set an NHL record early in the season by earning a point on 15 straight Pittsburgh goals, was held pointless for just the fourth game this season.
Jagr, who has been hampered by a nagging groin injury but continues to lead the NHL in scoring, also was held off the scoresheet on Thursday in a 5-2 loss to San Jose.
Barrasso stopped 19 shots for the Penguins.
Toronto’s Yanic Perreault, the team’s leading scorer heading into the game, left in the second period after Barrasso broke the Maple Leafs center’s left arm with a slash.
Toronto opened the scoring 56 seconds into the game. Sundin scored from the side of the crease off Tie Domi’s pass, but the Leafs had just three more shots on goal in the period.
Kovalev tied it at 3:28 on a power play when he ripped a shot from the point past Joseph’s glove.
Pittsburgh continued to dominate the play in the second period.
After doing a good job of cycling the puck in the Leafs’ end, the Penguins streaked in on a 3-on-1 and Kovalev deposited a nice cross-ice pass from Straka past Joseph at 14:17.
The Leafs tied it at 2 less than a minute later when Hoglund tipped Dimitri Yushkevich’s bouncing point shot in.