DeAngelo scores in OT, Rangers beat Maple Leafs 5-4Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) and teammates leave the ice after losing to the New York Rangers in overtime NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ryan Strome had two goal and two assists for the Rangers, Brett Howden and Mika Zibanejad also scored, and Artemi Panarin picked up his third assist of the night when he set up DeAngelo’s winner. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 43 shots to help New York win its second straight after a 1-3-1 stretch.
The Maple Leafs trailed 4-2 after two periods before scoring twice in the third to send the game to the extra period. Engvall redirected a point shot from Tyson Barrie at 6:22 to pull Toronto within one.
Moments after Matthews flubbed a glorious chance to tie it, he slammed in a pass from Nylander for the tying goal with 53 seconds remaining in the third.
After Strome put his team in front 2-1 midway through the first period, the 26-year-old native of Mississauga, Ontario, scored another to give the Rangers a two-goal lead early in the second.
Howden opened the scoring 1:41 into the game.
The Maple Leafs evened the score on the power play at 4:21. From behind the net, John Tavares found Nylander out front.
The Rangers went ahead 2-1 when Panarin picked off a pass into the middle from Engvall and set up Strome for the go-ahead goal.
The Rangers had an opportunity to add to their lead, but Andersen stopped a penalty shot by Pavel Buchnevich a few shifts after Strome's goal.
Strome lifted the Rangers to a 3-1 lead early in the second period with a 56-foot slapper.
Toronto pulled to 3-2 when a loose puck found Matthews for his 25th of the season at 7:48, but Zibanejad restored the two-goal lead with all-world fake coming down the right side to freeze Andersen and slip a shot through his pads a little more than 9 minutes later.
NOTES: Strome now has six goals and six assists in 18 career games against Toronto. ... The Maple Leafs were without F Ilya Mikheyev (wrist surgery) and F Jake Muzzin (broken foot). Toronto announced before the game that Mikheyev would miss a minimum of three months to recover from a laceration to his right hand in New Jersey on Friday. He underwent surgery and spent the night in the hospital. Muzzin blocked a shot from Devils D P.K. Subban in the first period. The Toronto defender finished the game but has been listed week-to-week with a broken foot. ... In Mikheyev's absence, 23-year-old Adam Brooks made his NHL debut. The Winnipeg native played in 171 regular season and playoff games for Toronto of the AHL before playing in his first NHL game. ... The Maple Leafs dropped to 2-5-2 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
Rangers: At Edmonton on Tuesday night in the second of a four-game trip through Canada.
Maple Leafs: At Minnesota on Tuesday night.
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