Toronto 7, Washington 1

Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 10-7-0-1 6-1-0-1 4-6-0-0 L4
Toronto 11-7-1-1 6-3-1-1 5-4-0-0 W1


Joffrey Lupul had a goal and three assists and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 40 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs ended a three-game losing streak in style, routing the visiting Washington Capitals 7-1 Saturday night.

Lupul had one of four second-period goals for the Maple Leafs, who sent the Capitals to their fourth loss in a row. They also held Alexander Ovechkin without a point, extending his scoreless streak to four games.

Leading 2-1 after 20 minutes, the Maple Leafs increased their lead on a power play 1:18 into the second period after Tyler Bozak swatted a Phil Kessel centering pass just inside the left post. Kessel made it 4-1 just over four minutes later, tapping the puck into a wide-open net following a sensational tic-tac-toe passing play involving Bozak and Lupul.

Kessel's league-best 14th goal of the campaign spelled the end of the night for Washington starter Tomas Vokoun, who was yanked in favor of Michal Neuvirth.

A Nicklas Backstrom double-minor set up Toronto's fifth goal with less than three minutes left in the period. Kessel's cross-ice pass found Dion Phaneuf, who threw a puck toward the net that Lupul redirected past an out-of-position Neuvirth.

Cody Franson padded the lead in the final minute with a slapshot from the point that beat Neuvirth low on the glove side for his first goal as a Maple Leaf.

Tim Connolly, David Steckel and Matt Frattin - with his first NHL goal - also struck for Toronto. Brooks Laich provided the lone offense for the Capitals.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Toronto
Brooks Laich 1 Points Joffrey Lupul 4
Brooks Laich 1 Goals Joffrey Lupul 1
John Carlson 1 Assists Joffrey Lupul 3
N/A Power Play Goals Joffrey Lupul 1
N/A Short Handed Goals David Steckel 1
Tomas Vokoun .778 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .976
Tomas Vokoun 14 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 40

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 41 1 0-5 2-5 14 33
Toronto 29 7 3-5 5-5 14 26

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Capitals have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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