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Joseph comes off bench, leads Maple Leafs past Capitals

TORONTO (AP) -- Curtis Joseph stopped eight shots in overtime

and Washington's three shootout chances after entering the game

late in the third period, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a

3-2 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night.

Joseph replaced Martin Gerber with 56 seconds left in the third

period after the Toronto goalie was ejected for pushing referee

Mike Leggo. Gerber was upset after Brooks Laich stuffed the puck

under him to tie it at 2.

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 51st goal but was

stopped by Joseph on Washington's final shootout attempt.

Phil Oreskovic and Pavel Kubina scored in regulation for

Toronto.

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