Maple Leafs recover, defeat Golden Knights in shootout

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LAS VEGAS — William Nylander scored in the first period and had the lone goal in the shootout, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.

Jack Campbell made 31 saves for the Maple Leafs (23-8-3), who held on despite entering the third period with a 3-1 lead and extended their point streak to six games (5-0-1).

Nylander scored the winner in the third round after Campbell made saves against Evegenii Dadonov, Chandler Stephenson and Jonathan Marchessault.

Alex Pietrangelo scored his first goal in 10 games for the Golden Knights (23-14-2), who are 1-2-2 in their past five games, all at home. Robin Lehner made 15 saves.

Nylander gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead at 1:24 of the first period, going backhand to forehand and tucking it past Lehner’s left skate.

Keegan Kolesar tied it 1-1 on the power play at 13:00 of the first. Dadonov’s pass from behind the net deflected off Alexander Kerfoot‘s skate, and Kolesar jammed the loose puck under Campbell’s glove.

Auston Matthews gave Toronto the 2-1 lead at 11:43 of the second, his fifth goal in five games.

Ilya Mikheyev made it 3-1 at 16:46 off a rebound after Wayne Simmonds‘ shot caromed off the boards.

William Karlsson cut it to 3-2 at 1:34 of the third period with a backhand near the crease.

Pietrangelo tied it 3-3 at 11:48 during a 5-on-3 power play.

The Golden Knights placed forwards Nolan Patrick and Nicolas Roy, and defenseman Shea Theodore, in NHL COVID-19 protocol before the game. Forwards Jonas Rondbjerg and Jake Leschyshyn and defenseman Daniil Miromanov were recalled from Henderson of the American Hockey League.

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