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.

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.

Garret Sparks made 25 saves to get the win in his first NHL game since 2016.

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly (44) celebrates with teammates after scoring in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Patrick Kane scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation, and defensemen Duncan Keith and rookie Henri Jokiharju each had three assists.

Jonathan Toews, Alex DeBrincat, John Hayden and Brandon Manning also scored for Chicago, which opened the season with two overtime wins on the road. Cam Ward finished with 27 stops.

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

HURRICANES 8, RANGERS 5

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Andrei Svechnikov got his first career goal to snap a tie midway through the third period, and Carolina rallied to beat New York.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele (13) battles with New York Rangers’ Kevin Shattenkirk (22) in front of goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. The Hurricanes’ won 8-5. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Svechnikov, the No. 2 overall pick in June’s draft, deflected Justin Faulk’s shot in front of the net with 9:16 remaining to break a 5-5 tie and give the Hurricanes their first lead. Foegele followed with his second goal 47 seconds later and Teuvo Teravainen added an empty-netter to secure Carolina’s first home win under new coach Rod Brind’Amour.

Jordan Martinook, Jordan Staal, Micheal Ferland and Lucas Wallmark also scored for the Hurricanes.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov (37) battles with New York Rangers’ Marc Staal (18) and goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Jimmy Vesey and Chris Kreider each scored twice and Pavel Buchnevich added a goal for New York, which remains winless in three games under new coach David Quinn.

Petr Mrazek made 19 saves for the Hurricanes and Alexandar Georgiev had 32 for the Rangers in a wild offensive game.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Martinook (48) is congratulated on his goal by teammates Justin Williams (14) and Calvin de Haan (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. The Hurricanes’ won 8-5. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

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Source: The Associated Press

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