(Reuters)-Johnny Gaudreau scored 36 seconds into overtime giving the Flames a 3-2 victory while visiting the Leafs in Toronto.
Guadreau, Elias Lindholm and Jusso Valimaki all scored for Calgary. Zach Hyman scored a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, while John Tavares had two assists and Alexander Kerfoot also scored.
This is the Leafs’ second consecutive loss after losing 4-2 to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Over the last 12 games the Leafs are 9-1-2.
At 4:37 in the first period, Milan Lucic (who played his 1,000th NHL game that night) assisted Valimaki to put Calgary ahead. The Leafs equalized six minutes later.
The Flames enforced a defense-first strategy, using some aggressive neutral-zone checking to limit the Leafs’ high-powered offense to just 13 shots in the first two periods.
Mitch Marner received a tripping penalty 27 seconds into the second period. Lindholm only needed seven seconds of the power-play to put Calgary back ahead. Kerfoot scored, tying the game with six minutes left in the third.
The Leafs were unable to score during a four-minute power play during the final period. The Leafs have a single goal from 38 power-play chances over their last 16 games.
Calgary Flames goalie, Jacob Markstrom, stopped 24 of 26 shots for the win.
The Maple Leafs won the overall season series with Flames by a 6-2-1 margin.