Niclas Wallin is in the NHL's record books for his ability to score overtime goals in the postseason, so it's a little surprising his OT goal to beat the Leafs on Tuesday was his first in the regular season.
No defenseman in the history of the league has more OT goals in the playoffs than Wallin, who is in a multi-way tie for first with three. (Only 14 forwards have four or more, led by Joe Sakic's eight.)
Wallin had two in 2002 (one in Montreal to cap off the Miracle at Molson, one against Toronto) and one against New Jersey in 2006.
Of Wallin's 20 career NHL goals — regular season and playoffs — four have come in overtime. That's as many as Rod Brind'Amour has in a Carolina uniform, and he has scored 153 goals for the Canes.
As Wallin said after his goal in 2006, "I can't say anything about that. Obviously, that's pretty funny, though."