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Leafs' Nylander scores fastest overtime goal in NHL history (VIDEO)

Rob Williams Jan 24, 2018 9:22 pm 511

What a way to win it.

William Nylander did something that’s never happened in the long history of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. He scored a penalty shot goal in overtime.

Nylander went forward off the centre ice faceoff to begin overtime, catching the Chicago Blackhawks by surprise. The Maple Leafs forward was sprung for a breakaway, only to be hooked by Duncan Keith.

Cue the most exciting play in hockey: a penalty shot in overtime.

William Nylander made no mistake, beating Chicago goaltender Jeff Glass with a nice move to the backhand.

The goal was recorded just six seconds into OT, tying the NHL record for the fastest goal scored in overtime. It’s a record that he now shares with Mats Sundin, who set the record with Toronto in 1995.

The win was the Maple Leafs’ first in Chicago since 2003 and just the second win for Toronto in their last seven games.

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Rob Williams
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