National Hockey League
Toronto 3, Chicago 2
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Pierre Lambert
Linesmen: James Tobias, Ben O'Quinn
Attendance: 18616

William Nylander's breakaway goal in overtime gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 comeback win over the host Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.

Down 2-0 through the first 26 minutes, Toronto got on the board on a second-period score from John Tavares, then equalized on David Kampf's goal at 12:31 of the third period.

That set the stage for Nylander's third goal of the season. An Auston Matthews pass sprung Nylander, who had plenty of room in Chicago's end for the deciding score.

Jack Campbell made 27 saved to help the Maple Leafs snap their four-game winless streak (0-3-1).

The overtime loss added to the early-season woes for the Blackhawks, who are off to an 0-5-2 start.

Kirby Dach and Alex DeBrincat produced first-period goals to give Chicago the early lead, with Seth Jones assisting on both scores.

The Blackhawks hadn't led at any point in their first six games, setting an NHL record for most minutes played without a lead to start a season. That streak finally ended at 366 minutes, 41 seconds thanks to Dach's power-play tally at 5:44.

At 11:48 of the first period, Jones capitalized on a Maple Leafs turnover in the neutral zone and quickly passed to DeBrincat in the Toronto end for the score.

Marner found Tavares in the slot at the 6:14 mark of the second period, and the Leafs captain converted a tremendous backhand.

Kampf followed up in the third period with his first goal for the Leafs, delivering some revenge against this former team. After spending his first four NHL seasons in Chicago, Kampf joined the Maple Leafs as a free agent during the offseason.

Chicago goaltender Kevin Lankinen stopped 37 of 40 shots, delivering a big performance against steady pressure from the Maple Leafs.

Campbell made a huge save on a MacKenzie Entwistle breakaway chance late in the third period.

Four Blackhawks players (Patrick Kane, Henrik Borgstrom, Riley Stillman, Jujhar Khaira) were absent due to COVID-19 protocols.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Toronto   Chicago
David Kampf 1 Points Seth Jones 2
David Kampf 1 Goals Kirby Dach 1
Ondrej Kase 1 Assists Seth Jones 2
N/A Power Play Goals Kirby Dach 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jack Campbell .931 Save Percentage Kevin Lankinen .925
Jack Campbell 27 Saves Kevin Lankinen 37
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 40 3 0-3 2-3 8 32
Chicago 29 2 1-3 3-3 8 23
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .400 after a loss.