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Leafs and Devils battle to draw

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO (AP) - New Jersey's John Madden scored the tying goal in the third period as the Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs skated to a 1-1 tie in overtime on Saturday night.

The game between the two rivals featured eight fighting majors.

Mats Sundin scored for the Maple Leafs, who lost 3-2 to New Jersey on Friday night.

The Devils eliminated Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, a series marred by Tie Domi's elbow to the head of Devils defenceman Scott Niedermayer.

On Friday, the teams met for the first time since that series, and New Jersey's Jim McKenzie pummeled Domi as soon as Domi began his first shift. After the game, Domi said it wasn't over with.

Domi didn't fight on Saturday, but just about everyone else did.

Toronto's Wade Belak and McKenzie fought in the first, and Toronto's Gary Roberts rocked Randy McKay in the third. A couple minutes after that, a melee ensued between New Jersey's Patrik Elias, Jason Arnott, Colin White and Toronto's Wade Belak and Shayne Corson. Arnott, White, Corson and Belak each received game misconducts among other penalties.

New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur, who made 22 saves, robbed Domi of a goal with a glove save in the third period. Joseph, competing with Brodeur to be the starting goalie for Canada at the 2002 Olympics, stopped 33 shots.

Sundin scored a power-play goal at 17:55 of the second when he skated around defenceman White and fired a wrist shot past Brodeur for his seventh goal of the season.

Madden tied it at 8:59 of the third. Bobby Holik's 's shot from the point deflected to Madden, who banged in the rebound for his third goal.

Notes: Before the game, the Maple Leafs honoured Hall of Fame inductees Mike Gartner, Jari Kurri, Craig Patrick and Viacheslav Fetisov, who will be inducted Monday. ... Toronto's Darcy Tucker, Bryan McCabe and New Jersey's Scott Stevens and Holik received roughing penalties in third after each of them stuck their gloves in each others faces.

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