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Nylander scores twice, Maple Leafs beat Flames 2-1 in OT

William Nylander tied it with 1:28 left in regulation and scored 1:06 into overtime to give the NHL-leading Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Michael Hutchinson stopped 21 shots in his second consecutive start with Frederik Andersen out with a lower-body ailment. Auston Matthews had two assists to help Toronto split the two-game series and improve to 15-4-2.

Andrew Mangiapane scored for Calgary with 3:27 left in the third.

Calgary Flames left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) tries to knock the puck loose as Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) attempts to cover it during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Frank GunnThe Canadian Press via AP)

David Rittich made 37 saves in his second straight start with Jacob Markstrom sidelined by an upper-body injury. He beat the Maple Leafs 3-0 on Monday night.

Nylander took a pass from Matthews in the extra period and beat Rittich high for his seventh of the season.

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Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich (33) makes a save as Toronto Maple Leafs center Alexander Kerfoot (15) and Flames defenseman Christopher Tanev (8) battle in front during second period NHL action in Toronto on NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Frank GunnThe Canadian Press via AP)

Flames: At Ottawa on Thursday, Saturday and Monday nights in a four-game series that will end in Calgary on Thursday, March 4.

Maple Leafs: At Edmonton on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday nights

Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich (33) makes a save on Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Ilya Mikheyev (65) during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Frank GunnThe Canadian Press via AP)