TORONTO (AP) -Mats Sundin scored with 29.2 seconds left to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, one day after Cliff Fletcher took over as the Maple Leafs' interim general manager.
Chad Kilger and Alex Steen also scored for Toronto, and Vesa Toskala made 30 saves.
Alexander Ovechkin got his league-best 39th goal, Alexander Semin also scored, and Olaf Kolzig made 21 saves for Washington.
Sundin's 21st goal of the season tied him with Maurice Richard (544) for 24th on the career list. The 37-year-old Swede swept a rebound under a sprawling Kolzig to avoid overtime.
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