Capitals Clip Leafs In Overtime

The Toronto Maple Leafs put a scare in the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first round Stanley Cup playoff series.

Toronto native Tom Wilson scored five minutes into overtime as the Caps came all the way back from a 2-0 first-period deficit, winning 3-2 on Thursday night.

Wilson stole a clearing attempt from Martin Marincin along the wall in the Toronto zone, firing high to beat Frederik Andersen, who was otherwise sharp with 41 saves.

Justin Williams netted a pair and Braden Holtby turned aside 35 shots as Washington went up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series, which continues with Game 2 on Saturday night.

Mitch Marner and Jake Gardiner both scored in defeat for the Leafs, trying to knock off the best team in hockey in their playoff appearance in four years.