TORONTO — Auston Matthews scored in regulation and overtime in his first outdoor game, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in the Centennial Classic at BMO Field.

In a game delayed 30 minutes at the start because of sun on the ice, Matthews won it with the 20th of his rookie season after the Maple Leafs blew a three-goal lead in the third period. Anthony Mantha tied it for Detroit with 1.1 seconds left.

Leo Komarov, Mitch Marner, and Connor Brown also scored for Toronto, and Frederik Andersen made 33 saves. The Maple Leafs have won five straight to improve to 17-12-7.

Mantha scored twice for Detroit, Jonathan Ericsson and Dylan Larkin added goals and rookie Jared Coreau stopped 23 shots. The Red Wings dropped to 16-16-5.

It wasn’t an entirely full house at BMO with scattered empty seats among the 40,818 in attendance.

The rink itself was placed on a tableau of the No. 100, signifying both the centennial season for both the Leafs and NHL.

CAPITALS 2, SENATORS 1: Defenseman Taylor Chorney scored his first goal of the season early in the third period and Washington held on to beat Ottawa in Washington.

NOTES

PREDATORS: Nashville placed defenseman P.K. Subban on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and will evaluate him in two to three weeks.

COYOTES: Arizona defenseman Anthony DeAngelo was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for physical abuse of officials.

HURRICANES: Carolina could actually enjoy the final seconds of a loss.

Carolina equipment manager Jorge Alves played the last 7.6 seconds of the Hurricanes’ 3-1 loss Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning after signing a professional tryout contract to be the backup goalie in place of Eddie Lack, who is ill.


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