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Toronto continues to surge after 3-game winless skid

TORONTO (AP) -- Ken Klee scored a power-play goal 4:44 into
overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs won their fourth straight game
with a 5-4 victory over Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Eric Lindros scored his sixth goal for the Maple Leafs,
undefeated since going winless in their first three games.

After Carolina rookie Eric Staal received a penalty for
high-sticking Jason Allison, Klee put a slap shot past goalie Cam
Ward.

Oleg Tverdovsky, Ron Brind'Amour, Erik Cole and Cory Stillman
scored for the Hurricanes, who tied it after trailing 4-2 in the
third.

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.

Toronto's Alexander Steen tipped in Bryan McCabe's shot from the
point, giving Toronto a a 2-0 lead less than three minutes later.

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
first.

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

Game notes
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.