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Capitals complete first-round comeback with 2-1 overtime win vs. Maple Leafs

Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates with right wing Justin Williams (14) and center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) after scoring the overtime game-winner against the Maple Leafs during Game 6.
Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates with right wing Justin Williams (14) and center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) after scoring the overtime game-winner against the Maple Leafs during Game 6. (Nathan Denette / AP)

Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen 6:31 into overtime, lifting the Washington Capitals to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday night.

Johansson pulled Washington even at 1-1 with less than eight minutes to go in the third period after Auston Matthews broke a scoreless tie with his fourth goal of the series for Toronto. It was the fifth overtime game of the series, and the record-setting 18th in the first round of the playoffs.

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Holtby made 37 saves for the Capitals, who will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Andersen was sharp with 34 saves.

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