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CHICAGO (AP) — After John Tavares went off and Auston Matthews and Patrick Kane staged a memorable duel Adidas Chris Tierney Jersey , Morgan Rielly got the last word on a wild Sunday night.Rielly scored 19 seconds into overtime, Tavares had three goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled Chicago’s home opener with a 7-6 victory over the Blackhawks.“Top to bottom we had contribution everywhere,” Tavares said.Matthews had two goals and two assists for Toronto in the opener of a four-game trip. Rielly also had two assists and Kasperi Kapanen finished with a goal and an assist, helping the Maple Leafs bounce back from Saturday night’s 5-3 loss to Ottawa.Garret Sparks, who is from the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, made 25 saves to get the win in his first NHL game since 2016.“I went up against my childhood heroes tonight and there’s nothing cooler than that,” the 25-year-old Sparks said.Chicago was looking for its first 3-0 start since the 2012-13 season, but it was unable to clamp down on Toronto’s high-scoring lines. Kane scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation, and defensemen Duncan Keith and rookie Henri Jokiharju each had three assists.“It was a pretty crazy game,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “The quality of chances Adidas Gabriel Gagne Jersey , the quantity of goals, the way it ended was a different level of unpredictability.”It was Tavares’ first hat trick since he agreed to a $77 million, seven-year contract with Toronto in July, choosing his hometown team over several other suitors in free agency. The contract ramped up expectations for the Leafs, and the talented center is already having an effect on his new franchise.“(I) want to be as consistent as I can so I prepare myself and expect a lot of myself on a nightly basis, with and without the puck,” Tavares said.Tavares’ last goal made it 5-4 midway through the third, but the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks were just getting started. Especially Matthews and Kane.Kane tied it again from a bad angle with 1:24 remaining, shooting it past a screened Sparks. Then Matthews put the Maple Leafs back in front just 22 seconds later, beating Cam Ward from between the circles before holding his glove to his ear as if he was asking for more noise from the United Center crowd.With the third period winding down Adidas Mikkel Boedker Jersey , Kane wasn’t done quite yet. He one-timed a big slap shot by Sparks with 29 seconds left, and then held his glove to his ear in response to Matthews.“I wasn’t really happy when he did it, so it was nice to get a chance to score and kinda give it back to him,” Kane said. “Wish we could have got another one in overtime.”But Rielly closed it out quickly in OT, sending a low wrist shot past Ward on the glove side.“Obviously a strange night with the way it finished,” he said. “We don’t want to be in those games too often, but obviously we’re happy with the outcome.”Jonathan Toews, Alex DeBrincat, John Hayden and Brandon Manning also scored for the Blackhawks, who opened the season with two overtime wins. Ward finished with 27 stops.Chicago got off to a fast start after an emotional pregame tribute to Hall of Fame forward Stan Mikita Adidas James Van Riemsdyk Jersey , who spent his entire 22-year NHL career with the franchise and died in August at age 78. Mikita’s wife, Jill, wiped away tears after a video of Mikita highlights was shown on the videoboard, and she was joined by Tavares and Toews for a ceremonial puck drop.The Blackhawks wore patches with Mikita’s No. 21 on their jerseys, and No. 21 was painted on the ice behind each goal.Toews then put Chicago in front when he tipped home Dominik Kahun’s shot, and DeBrincat made it 2-0 when he finished off a pretty passing sequence 12:02 into the first. It was Toews’ fifth goal in three games; he needed 19 games to score five times last season.Toronto responded with two goals in a 34-second span on plays by Kapanen and Matthews. First, Matthews made a perfect pass ahead to Kapanen for a breakaway at 14:09. Then Kapanen stripped Keith behind the net and found Matthews for the tying score.NOTES: Tavares got his ninth career hat trick. … It was Hayden’s first game of the season. F Andreas Martinsen was out of the lineup. … D Martin Marincin replaced Igor Ozhiganov in Toronto’s lineup. It was Marincin’s first appearance this season.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Visit Dallas on Tuesday night.Blackhawks: Visit Minnesota on Thursday night. WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes something special for a shot by Alex Ovechkin to surprise a goaltender.That’s exactly what happened to Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday night when Ovechkin scored the first of two power-play goals to help the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime.John Carlson essentially bounced a pass to Ovechkin in such an awkward position that Lundqvist didn’t expect him to get it on net and again was beaten.“I should know with that guy he can shoot from anywhere,” Lundqvist said. “He received a pass and then, boom, he shot it Adidas Christian Folin Jersey , and before you know it it’s coming at you and I wasn’t able to recover. I learned my lesson there. I’ve played so many times against him I should know to be ready at all times.”Ovechkin’s two goals on Lundqvist gave him 24 in his career, the most he has scored against any goaltender in the NHL. He has six goals in six games to start the season and tied Hall of Famer Dino Ciccarelli for ninth on the all-time list for power-play goals with 232.Asked how he keeps scoring from his usual spot in the faceoff circle, Ovechkin said, “It’s all about luck.”Luck wasn’t on Ovechkin’s side when he hit the post with 3:30 remaining in regulation, but defenseman Matt Niskanen put the puck past a lunging Lundqvist 2:18 into overtime to end Washington’s two-game losing streak. Niskanen credited do-it-all playmaker Evgeny Kuznetsov for setting up the winner.“Nice to score,” Niskanen said. “I didn’t do much. Kuzy did a lot of nice work there. I just had to put it in.”Carlson scored the Capitals’ other goal in regulation, and goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced in arguably his sharpest performance so far this season. Holtby’s most important save came with time running out in the second period when he denied Kevin Hayes on a short-handed breakaway.Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey and Chris Kreider scored for New York, which picked up a point in the second half of a back-to-back after beating Colorado in a shootout Tuesday. Lundqvist made 34 saves as he played for the second consecutive night and battled through fatigue with the kind of play the rebuilding Rangers will need all season.“Personally, every time you play back-to-back Adidas Matt Cullen Jersey , it’s definitely a fun challenge to try to stay sharp,” Lundqvist said. “A little disappointing obviously not to come up with two points when you take it to overtime, but three out of four here in two nights, that’s definitely a good step for us.”Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk had three assists, a positive sign for the Rangers’ youth movement and another signal of coach David Quinn pushing the right buttons. Quinn scratched Pionk earlier in the season and has gotten similar results from other players after taking them out of the lineup.“Neal played outstanding,” Quinn said. “He probably was our best player. He certainly had a lot of energy. He did a great job on the power play, does a great job on the first goal. He’s a big piece of what we’ve got moving forward.”NOTES: Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom had two assists to reach 598 for his career. … F Pavel Buchnevich returned to the Rangers’ lineup, replacing Cody McLeod. … F Nathan Walker was back in for the Capitals for the first time since Oct. 4. Dmitrij Jaskin was a healthy scratch to clear a spot for Walker … Quinn returned to the arena he won the NCAA title in as an assistant with Boston University in 2009.UP NEXTRangers: Return home to face the Calgary Flames on Sunday.Capitals: Host the winless Florida Panthers on Friday.

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