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NHL playoffs: Maple Leafs vs. Capitals Game 5

WASHINGTON — Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Friday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

The Capitals survived a scare when captain Alex Ovechkin left the game late in the first period with an apparent left leg injury, but he returned in the second. Thanks to Williams' goal 1:04 into overtime, the Presidents' Trophy winners go to Toronto for Game 6 on Sunday with a chance to advance to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.

Braden Holtby made 24 saves for the Capitals, who got a goal from T.J. Oshie on the power play that came from Nazem Kadri's hit that injured Ovechkin.

Rookie of the year finalist Auston Matthews scored the only goal for the Maple Leafs, and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves before being beaten in overtime.

Goalie Frederik Andersen #31 and Auston Matthews #34
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Goalie Frederik Andersen #31 and Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs look on as Justin Williams #14 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game winning goal in overtime to give the Capitals 2-1 win in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Justin Williams #14 of the Washington Capitals (not
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Justin Williams #14 of the Washington Capitals (not pictured) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 win over Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Justin Williams #14
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Justin Williams #14 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Marcus Johansson #90 and Matt Niskanen #2 after scoring the game winning goal in overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 win in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Justin Williams #14
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Justin Williams #14 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with John Carlson #74 and Jay Beagle #83 after scoring the game winning goal in overtime to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates on the ice in the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates in front of Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: T.J. Oshie #77
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals and Nikita Zaitsev #22 of the Toronto Maple Leafs go after the puck in the second period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Brian Boyle #24
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Brian Boyle #24 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck in the third period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates on the ice in the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Leo Komarov #47
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Leo Komarov #47 of the Toronto Maple Leafs racts after getting hit in the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Nazem Kadri #43
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Nazem Kadri #43 and Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs talk before the start of the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoves Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev (22), also of Russia, during the second period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Goalie Frederik Andersen
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Goalie Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs makes a save on a shot by Matt Niskanen #2 of the Washington Capitals in the second period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates on the ice in the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays on the ice after being injured in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays on the ice after being injured in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is tended to by a trainer after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is tended to by a trainer after being injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays on the ice after being injured in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal with John Carlson #74 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice to by a trainer and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals is
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T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals is mobbed by teammates after scoring a first period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals lays on the ice after being injured in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) skates
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) skates with the puck against Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, and Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

Referee Wes McCauley (4) reaches for a balloon
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Referee Wes McCauley (4) reaches for a balloon above the ice during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

A trainer tends to Alex Ovechkin #8 of
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A trainer tends to Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals on the ice after being injured in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is helped off the ice by teammates Nicklas Backstrom #19 and Nate Schmidt #88 in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, lies on the ice after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is helped off the ice by teammates Nicklas Backstrom #19 and Nate Schmidt #88 in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals is
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T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals is mobbed by teammates after scoring a first period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice by Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, and Nate Schmidt (88) after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and Dmitry Orlov (9), also of Russia, warm up before Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) warms
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) warms up before Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

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