NHL Game Summary - Washington at Toronto |
(Saturday, October 25th)
Final Score: Toronto 4, Washington 1
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Mats Sundin scored once and added an assist to
lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 victory over Washington at Air Canada
Centre. Bryan McCabe and Joe Nieuwendyk also scored for Toronto, which has won
three straight games.
Ed Belfour turned aside 39-of-40 shots in the victory and Alexander Mogilny
contributed a pair of assists.
Jaromir Jagr scored for the Capitals, who have lost five in a row and are
winless in seven games (0-6-1) since beating the Islanders to start the
Olaf Kolzig made 18 saves in the losing effort.
After a scoreless opening period, McCabe gave Toronto the lead just 1:29 into
the middle stanza. McCabe, playing for the first time this season, one-timed a
backhander past Kolzig from the slot off a feed from Mogilny.
Sundin notched his 300th goal as a Maple Leaf with a power-play tally at 5:43
of the second period. Mogilny again set up the goal with a pass to Sundin
streaking down the left wing.
Jagr's shot from the left side of the net deflected off a skate in front
of Belfour and through the legs of the netminder to get the Caps on the board.
The power-play goal at 11:33 of the middle stanza cut the Toronto lead to 2-1.
Nieuwendyk gave the Leafs a two-goal lead 1:41 into the third period and Darcy
Tucker scored into an empty net with 30 seconds left in the contest.
The Leafs honored former center Doug Gilmour, who retired September 8, in a
ceremony before the game. Gilmour spent six years with the Leafs from 1991-97
and was re-acquired by the club last March before blowing out his knee in his
first game...Toronto finished 1-for-6 on the power play, while Washington
scored its only goal in eight opportunities with the extra skater...McCabe had
been sidelined with a knee injury...Mogilny returned after missing the
previous five games with a groin injury.
10/25 22:06:11 ET