Bruce Boudreau was a confused man last night.
"I have no idea why (the Maple Leafs) are in the position they are in, but they're dangerous," the Washington Capitals coach said after a 2-1 shootout loss to Toronto. "They had a lot more territorial possession than we did. They're going to turn it around very shortly. They'll be a hard team to play against."
The Leafs, last in the NHL, outplayed a Capitals team that is rocked with injuries but Alexander Ovechkin didn't hide behind that possible excuse.
"It's not about injuries," said Ovechkin, who opened the scoring but missed the net in the shootout. "I'm not happy about how I played and I am not happy about the way my line (Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich) played. If we're going to get more ice time than anybody else, we have to use it."