Leafs Replay

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

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MONSTER START

Jonas Gustavsson's first NHL save was a quick glove on Nicklas Backstrom after a nifty drop pass from Alex Ovechkin. He made two saves on his back that resulted from a Viktor Stalberg turnover before giving up his first goal to Alex Semin.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

The Leafs won 2-1 here in their last visit in March, a game in which Ovechkin didn't play. But he made amends with a goal just 1:17 in and his three points gives him 23 in 16 career games versus Toronto.

TAKE THAT

After Washington's fifth goal, coach Ron Wilson sent his fourth-line bruisers out to send a little message. But the result was two giveaways and a roughing penalty to Jamal Mayers for chasing John Erskine around the ice and knocking his helmet.

POINT-GETTERS

LEAFS G A P

Alex Ponikarovsky 1 1 2

Mikhail Grabovski 1 1 2

Lee Stempniak 1 0 1

Niklas Hagman 1 0 1

Ian White 0 1 1

John Mitchell 0 1 1

Jeff Finger 0 1 1

Luke Schenn 0 1 1

Tomas Kaberle 0 1 1

CAPITALS LEADERS G A P

Alexander Semin 2 1 3

Alex Ovechkin 1 2 3

Brooks Laich 1 1 2

Brendan Morrison 1 1 2

Nicklas Backstrom 0 2 2

Mike Knuble 1 0 1

SHOTS ON GOAL

1 2 3 TOT

Leafs 10 15 6 -- 31

Capitals 8 12 7 -- 27

UP NEXT

Tuesday -- Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators at ACC; 7 p.m., TSN, AM 640.


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