Morgan Rielly scored 19 seconds into overtime, John Tavares had three goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled Chicago’s home opener with a wild 7-6 victory over the Blackhawks on Sunday night.

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Auston Matthews added two goals and two assists for Toronto in the opener of a four-game trip. Rielly also had two assists and Kasperi Kapanen finished with a goal and an assist, helping the Maple Leafs bounce back from Saturday night’s 5-3 loss to Ottawa.

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (12) scores against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (12) celebrates with center Jonathan Toews (19) and center Dominik Kahun (24) after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Garret Sparks, who is from the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, made 25 saves to get the win in his first NHL game since 2016.

Chicago Blackhawks players watch a tribute in the memory of the Hall of Famer Stan Mikita before an NHL hockey game, against the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. Mikita, died August 7th at the age of 78 after a long illness. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Chicago was looking for its first 3-0 start since the 2012-13 season, but it was unable to clamp down on Toronto’s high-scoring lines. Patrick Kane scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation, and defensemen Duncan Keith and rookie Henri Jokiharju each had three assists.

Source: The Associated Press

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