NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Washington
(Friday, December 19th)
Final Score: Toronto 2, Washington 2
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Dainius Zubrus scored in the second period and Olaf Kolzig turned away 12 shots in the final 25 minutes of play to help Washington salvage a 2-2 tie with Toronto at the MCI Center.
Kip Miller scored and Kolzig finished with 32 saves for the Capitals, who are winless in their last two (0-1-1) and 2-1-2 under new coach Glen Hanlon.
Alexei Ponikarovsky and Mats Sundin both scored for the Maple Leafs, who are unbeaten in their last four and extended their franchise point-streak record to 13 games for (11-0-1-1).
Trevor Kidd made 25 saves for Toronto, which is also unbeaten in seven straight against Washington (5-0-2).
The Maple Leafs took a 1-0 edge on Ponikarovsky's second goal of the season with 7:49 left in the first period.
But Washington forged a 1-1 tie on a power-play tally by Miller 5:59 into the second period. He tipped in a rebound off a shot by Robert Lang from the left face off circle.
However, Toronto responded 14 seconds later to go ahead 2-1. Sundin beat Kolzig with a wrist shot from between the circles.
Zubrus scored with the extra skater to forge a 2-2 tie for the Capitals with 9:14 left in the second. He received a pass from behind the net and beat Kidd with a high wrister.
After a scoreless third period, the Maple Leafs killed off the final 1:44 of a Washington power play in overtime.
Toronto had two scoring chances in the overtime. Owen Nolan hit the left goalpost with 3:30 remaining. Seconds later, Mikael Renberg missed an uncontested wrist shot from between the circles.
The Maple Leafs were awarded a power play with 1:04 left, but couldn't convert on a 4-on-3 advantage.
Lang posted his seventh multi-point game of the season with two assists for Toronto, which fell one win short of tying the franchise record of seven straight wins on the road...The Capitals are 1-4-1 in their last six at home...Maple Leafs left winger Darcy Tucker left the game in the third period after injuring his left leg.
12/20 00:03:42 ET