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NHL: Nylander still the star of the Leafs, who win a 4th game in a row

William Nylander scored 3:09 into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs won 4-3 against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday in Sweden.

The Leafs nearly squandered a 3-1 lead, but ultimately won their fourth straight game.

Nylander was the special attraction in his homeland this week and he finished the trip in style. The Swedish winger beat Marcus Johansson before beating Quebec goalkeeper Marc-André Fleury to score his 12th goal of the season.

Nylander also had an assist in regulation to extend his streak to 17 straight games with at least one point, an organization record.

Morgan Rielly scored a goal and two assists for Toronto (10-5-2) to conclude his stay in Stockholm. Auston Matthews scored a goal and added an assist, while Matthew Knies completed the scoring.

Mitch Marner contributed two assists to become the fastest Leafs player to reach the 400 mark. Joseph Woll made 33 saves.

Mats Zuccarello (one goal, one assist), Jon Merrill and Jake Middleton provided the response for the Wild (5-8-4).

Fleury made 21 saves and the team suffered a fifth loss in a row.

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