Williams the OT hero as Caps beat Leafs in Game 5

Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) celebrates his winning goal with Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the overtime of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series as Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) and defenseman Matt Hunwick (2) skate away, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Hockey Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

T.J. Oshie
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. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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.