The Toronto forward scored at 11:01 and assisted on Tyson Barrie's game-tying objective at 11:54. Toronto assaulted from the start and was rewarded when Spezza scored 30 seconds into the game. Pesce's difficult duration continued moments later on when he got the stick up on Toronto forward Zach Hyman. Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen made a couple of remarkable stops as chants of "Fred-dy! Early in the 3rd period, Hyman discovered Matthews by the faceoff circle and the Toronto sniper buried a one-timer at 2:35 to cut the deficit.

The crowd was silenced later in the stanza as the Hurricanes struck for three goals in a 64-second span. A ruthless Morgan Rielly free gift caused a Necas game-tying goal at 15:09.

Necas assisted on Haula's objective 20 seconds later and Svechnikov made it 5-3 at 16:13 to draw the majority of the air out of the structure.

Early in the 3rd duration, Hyman found Matthews by the faceoff circle and the Toronto sniper buried a one-timer at 2:35 to cut the deficit. Haula responded with a one-timer of his own at 5:58 to bring back the two-goal cushion.

Matthews made a highlight-reel cross-ice pass to set up Marner's very first objective. Engvall's empty-netter came at 18:20.

Carolina outshot Toronto 41-39.

Former Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner, now with the Hurricanes, got a great ovation after a video homage was played early in the first duration. Gardiner was making his return after spending 8 NHL seasons in Toronto.

Mitch Marner scored twice and included a help in a wild 59-second period midway through the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs outscored the Carolina Hurricanes 8-6 on Monday at Scotiabank Arena.

The Toronto forward scored at 11:01 and assisted on Tyson Barrie's game-tying objective at 11:54. A Carolina timeout didn't stop the momentum as Marner scored 6 seconds later to the delight of the 19,176 in participation for the holiday matinee.

Pierre Engvall sealed the victory with an empty-netter. Marner, who had 3 helps, tape-recorded a game-high five points.

Jason Spezza, William Nylander, Auston Matthews and John Tavares likewise scored for the Maple Leafs (20-14-4), who have won five straight video games.

Martin Necas and Erik Haula had 2 goals each for the Hurricanes (22-13-2) while Brock McGinn and Andrei Svechnikov added singles.

Toronto scored three times prior to the video game was 6 minutes old but the Hurricanes responded by scoring 5 straight objectives to lead 5-3 after 40 minutes.

When Spezza scored 30 seconds into the video game, Toronto assaulted from the start and was rewarded. Tavares fed the puck in front of the net and when Brett Pesce couldn't clear it, Spezza chipped it in on the backhand.

Pesce's hard duration continued minutes later when he got the stick up on Toronto forward Zach Hyman. The Maple Leafs capitalized with 2 objectives on the taking place double-minor charge.

Nylander was left alone in the slot and he wired a wrist shot previous Reimer at 3:40. The Toronto power-play system clicked again at 5:10 when Spezza fed Tavares by the side of the web and he roofed it to make it 3-0.

Former Leafs goalie James Reimer was yanked after offering up three goals on seven shots. He was changed by Petr Mrazek and the Hurricanes seemed to feed off the modification.

McGinn had a shorthanded objective at 13:49 and Necas included a power-play marker at 19:35 with a cool redirect of a Lucas Wallmark point shot.

Carolina continued to push early in the 2nd period. Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen made a number of excellent stops as chants of "Fred-dy! Fred-dy!" roared down.