Toronto (25-26-13) at Washington (40-20-5) 7:00 p.m. EST
WASHINGTON (Ticker) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have been playing
some of their best hockey of the season over the last two weeks.
However, they still have yet to overcome the Washington
They get another chance to do just that on Thursday night as
they hit the road to take on the Capitals in an Eastern
The Leafs haven’t lost in regulation since February 17, a
stretch that includes a four-game winning streak from February
22-28. The streak came to an end on Tuesday, as the New Jersey
Devils pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory.
Washington has won both of its meetings with Toronto this
season, holding the Leafs to just two total goals between the
two contests. Milan Jurcina scored the game-winner midway
through the third period en route to a 2-1 win on December 6.
Three weeks later, the clubs squared off again, as Alex Ovechkin
tallied twice to lead the way to a 4-1 triumph. However, in the
present day, the Capitals have lost their last two games,
yielding 11 goals in that span.