TORONTO (AP) – Mats Sundin and Darcy Tucker scored in a shootout and the Toronto Maple Leafs overcame 47 saves from Alex Auld in a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Kyle Wellwood scored and Andrew Raycroft made 24 saves for the Maple Leafs, who lost in a shootout to Montreal on Saturday.

Sundin beat Auld in the tiebreaker with a high shot to the glove side.

Todd Bertuzzi followed with a deke and a backhanded shot, but Raycroft made a glove save.

Tucker followed with his goal that won it.

Stephen Weiss scored a power-play goal for the Panthers.

Toronto defenseman Pavel Kubina had to be helped off the ice late in the third after Bertuzzi’s knee collided with his. Toronto signed Kubina to a $20-million, four-year deal in the offseason.

Raycroft stopped Jay Bouwmeester on a breakaway with a blocker save in overtime. Auld also made a number of impressive stops in the extra period.

Florida’s Ed Belfour allowed six goals in a loss to Atlanta on Thursday and was expected to start against his former team, but Panthers coach Jacque Martin went with Auld, who was outstanding throughout.

The Maple Leafs continued to have trouble converting scoring chances.

Auld robbed Darcy Tucker of a power-play goal with a spectacular glove save just minutes after Florida took the lead.

After Bertuzzi fired a shot off Raycroft on a power play, Gary Roberts put another shot off the goalie before Weis’ backhander gave the Panthers the lead at 3:56 of the third.

Tucker found Wellwood streaking toward Florida’s end with a nice pass midway through the third. Wellwood skated in alone before his slap shot beat Auld at 11:17.

Toronto recorded 16 shots on Auld in the first period and had two near goals reviewed by officials. Sundin’s shot on the power play deflected off the post and nearly went in, but Florida defenseman Bryan Allen cleared the puck just as it was about to cross the line.

Notes: Fans booed when it was announced that Auld would start instead of Belfour, who spent three seasons in Toronto before being bought out of the last year of his contract. … Bertuzzi was booed when he first touched the puck in the opening period.

AP-ES-10-09-06 2235EDT


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