Simmonds sparks comeback, Leafs defeat Habs 5-4 in Overtime

Game Recap

Oh boy did I ever miss hockey.
The Leafs kicked off this unique 2021 NHL season in classic Leafs fashion, coming from behind to win 5-4 in Overtime.
Nick Suzuki scored the first goal of the game on the powerplay, after Zach Bogosian went to the box for Tripping. William Nylander responded with a goal right at the end of the powerplay to make it 1-1. Josh Anderson would score with 23 seconds remaining in the first period to make it 2-1 for the Habs.
In the second period, Tomas Tatar added to their lead courtesy of another powerplay goal.  Wayne Simmonds decided the team needed a spark, and fought Ben Chiarot in-front of the net. The Leafs took notice, with Nylander (second of the game) and John Tavares scoring on an elongated powerplay.
Josh Anderson would score early on in the third period to regain the lead for the Habs, but Jimmy Vesey scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf, tying the game at four apiece.
In overtime, both teams had ample opportunity to score, but Morgan Rielly would cap off the comeback on a two-on-one with Tavares, giving the Leafs their first win of the season.
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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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