Nylander scores in OT, Maple Leafs extend win streak to 4 with 4-3 victory over Wild in Sweden

Toronto's Auston Matthews, center, celebrates scoring with teammate William Nylander during the NHL Global Series Sweden ice hockey match between Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden.(Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — William Nylander scored at 3:09 of overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their winning streak to four with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday in the final game of the NHL’s Global Series in Sweden.

Nylander collected the puck, skated toward the net and fired a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury for his 12th goal of the season.


He also extended his franchise-record season-opening point streak to 17 games.

“It’s pretty special to get the OT winner there,” Nylander said. “It was a great four points for us here.”

Nylander had five points (two goals, three assists) in Toronto’s two games in Stockholm.

“He’s got such confidence and swagger here now that he is just feeling like he can turn a game at any point in time,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said. “He stepped up in big moments and was a huge part of why we got four points here.”

Auston Matthews added a goal and an assist for Toronto. He tied Kyle Connor of the Winnipeg Jets for the league lead with 14 goals.

Matthew Knies scored his fifth of the season, Morgan Rielly added a goal and two assists and Joseph Woll stopped 33 shots for Toronto, which was playing outside North America for the first time in its more than 100-year history.

Mitch Marner had two assists for the Maple Leafs to surpass 400 for his career.

Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist and defensemen Jon Merrill and Jake Middleton also scored for Minnesota, which lost its fifth straight (0-3-2). Fleury stopped 21 shots.

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