Eric Lindros scored his sixth goal for the Maple Leafs,
undefeated since going winless in their first three games.
Darcy Tucker gave Toronto a 1-0 lead at 8:43 of the first after
a Carolina defenseman fell near the boards, allowing Tucker to
steal the puck and rip a slap shot past Ward.
Staal made a nifty backhanded pass to Tverdovsky, whose
one-timer from in front of the net cut it to 2-1 at 12:45 of the
Brind'Amour tied it on the power play at 8:08 of the second, but
Matt Stajan gave Toronto the lead again after Ward inadvertently
passed the puck to Stajan. Ward tried to clear the puck by passing
it to a defenseman, but Stajan intercepted and scored his
unassisted goal at 16:48.
Lindros' slap shot from the circle gave Toronto a 4-2 lead at
4:59 of the third.
Cole cut it to 4-3 less than three minute after Lindros scored,
and Stillman tied it with a long wrist shot with 2:28 left
Injured Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin said he's confident
he'll make a full recovery from his eye injury. Sundin's lower
orbital bone was broken when he was hit in the face by a puck two
weeks ago. He said his blurry vision is getting better although he
hasn't ruled out surgery. "It's all positive at this point.
There's no problems with my vision. It's going to come back. It's
just a matter of time," Sundin said.