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Marner lifts Maple Leafs over Rangers 3-2 in OT

TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner scored 19 seconds into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders.

Pontus Holmberg and Timothy Liljegren had the goals in regulation for Toronto (30-11-8). Ilya Samsonov stopped 26 shots.

Filip Chytil scored twice for New York (26-14-8), and Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves.

Marner weaved his way past all three Rangers skaters in the 3-on-3 extra period after Toronto won the faceoff at center ice. He cut hard across the crease and tucked his 18th goal of the season past an outstretched Shesterkin.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Claude Giroux’s power-play goal in the second period was the game-winner as Ottawa edged New York.

Shane Pinto also scored for the Senators (21-23-3), who halted a two-game skid. Anton Forsberg stopped 21 shots.

Forsberg was pressed into action in the second period after Cam Talbot, who made 14 saves, exited with an injury.

The Islanders (23-22-5) fell to 0-4-2 in their last six games. Brock Nelson scored for New York, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots.


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