The Toronto Maple Leafs got a fifth straight NHL win by defeating the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 thanks to an overtime winner by Auston Matthews on Sunday.
With 80 seconds left to play in overtime rookie, Matthews scored his second goal of the game to give Toronto the win in front of 40,148 fans at Exhibition Stadium.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 1, 2017
In the third period, Toronto scored four times via Leo Komarov, Mitchell Marner, Connor Brown and Matthews following Anthony Mantha's opener for Detroit in the second period.
Detroit blew away the deficit to tie the game when Jonathan Ericsson, Dylan Larkin and Mantha all scored only for Toronto to sneak through in overtime.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 2, 2017
The Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 as Taylor Chorney nailed the winner with his first goal of the season. Ottawa scored first through Kyle Turris in the second period and Karl Alzner made it all square before Chorney got the winner in the third.
The Anaheim Ducks were 4-3 victors over the Philadelphia Flyers with Corey Perry scoring in the shootout for the win which included a Ryan Kesler hat-trick while goaltender John Gibson made a franchise-record and a career-high 52 saves.
For the Flyers, their goals came from Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn.