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NHL playoff capsules: Toronto Maple Leafs edge Washington Capitals in OT

UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) watches Tyler Bozak’s game-winning goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during overtime in Game 3 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)
Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) watches Tyler Bozak’s game-winning goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during overtime in Game 3 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)
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Tyler Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap Toronto’s comeback from two goals down in the second period, and the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night in Toronto to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and William Nylander also scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 23 saves.

Toronto trailed 2-0 in the first period, and then 3-1 early in the second before Kadri and Nylander scored 4:07 apart late to tie the score in the final minute of the period.

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov all scored for the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots.

All three games so far have been decided in overtime.

Game 4 is Wednesday night.

Senators 4, Bruins 3 (OT): Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the visiting Senators recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Bruins and take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

Ryan got free in the zone, tapping it in on assists by Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson. Mike Hoffman added two goals for Ottawa, with Derick Brassard scoring the other. Craig Anderson finished with 17 saves.

It was the second straight overtime game of the series, and second consecutive win for the Senators following their 4-3 victory in Game 2.

This time Bruins rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three goals in second period, tying the game on a power play goal by David Pastrnak.

Noel Acciari and David Backes also scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots.

Game 4 is Wednesday night.

Predators 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT): Kevin Fiala scored on a backhander 16:44 into overtime, and Nashville rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to push visiting Chicago to the brink of elimination in Game 3 of the first-round series.

Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period to force overtime. Pekka Rinne made 34 saves, even with his franchise playoff scoreless streak ending early in the second period at 141 minutes, 5 seconds.

Game 4 is Thursday night in Nashville.

Dennis Rasmussen and Patrick Kane each scored the first goals this series for the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed.

But the Blackhawks, winners of three Stanley Cup titles in the past seven years, now trail 0-3 for the first time since the 2011 quarterfinals. They lost that series in seven games to Vancouver.

Ducks 5, Flames 4 (OT): Corey Perry scored 1:30 into overtime and visiting Anaheim rallied from three goals down to beat Calgary, taking a 3-0 series lead in the first-round series.

Perry’s sharp-angled shot deflected off several players and past Flames goalie Brian Elliott.

Shea Theodore had two goals, Nate Thompson had a goal and two assists, and Nick Ritchie also scored for the Ducks. Rickard Rakell, Kevin Bieksa and Hampus Lindholm each had two assists.

John Gibson gave up four goals on 16 shots before he was replaced by Jonathan Bernier in the second period. Bernier stopped all 16 shots he faced.

Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist, and Kris Versteeg, Sam Bennett and Michael Stone also scored for Calgary. Mikael Backlund and T.J. Brodie each had two assists, and Elliott finished with 22 saves.

Game 4 is Wednesday night.

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