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Sports Carlson leads Caps to first home win, 4-3 over Maple Leafs

05:31  17 october  2019
05:31  17 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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WASHINGTON — John Carlson scored and had two assists, giving the defenceman an NHL-high 14 points, and the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Wednesday night for their first home win of the season.

Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and an assist, and Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for Washington, which lost its first three home games for the first time since October 1983. Two of those defeats came in overtime.

Rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves in his first home start to earn his third career win. His last stop came as Washington killed off Carl Hagelin's third-period penalty for hooking.

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Kasperi Kapanen scored short-handed and assisted on Ilya Mikheyev's goal as Toronto grabbed an early 2-0 lead. John Tavares scored late in the third to cut the deficit to 4-3.

Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 shots in his second start for the Maple Leafs, who lost on the road for the first time this season.

Toronto still led after the first intermission, but that turned into a 4-2 deficit during a 68-second stretch of the second period.

First, Kuznetsov took Carlson's pass on the break, cut in from the left and wrapped a backhand around Hutchinson's left pad with 14:53 left in the period. Just 11 seconds following the restart, Backstrom's one-timer off T.J. Oshie's feed beat Hutchinson to give Washington the lead.

Within 30 seconds of that, Nicholas Shore and Codi Ceci both took minor penalties to give the Capitals a 5-on-3. And with 13:35 remaining in the period, Carlson scored off Alex Ovechkin's feed for Washington's seventh power-play goal of the season.

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Kasperi Kapanen notched the first two-goal game of his career, Auston Matthews had two assists and Garret Sparks stopped 33 shots in a 4 - 1 win .

Sergei Bobrovsky had 26 saves as he became the all-time wins leader for the Blue Jackets after they defeated the Maple Leafs 5- 1 .

NOTES: The Capitals lost D Jonas Siegenthaler (left shoulder) and RW Richard Panik (upper body) to injury following the second period. They will be evaluated Thursday. ... The reigning WNBA champion Washington Mystics were on hand. League MVP Elena Delle Donne dropped the ceremonial first puck prior to the game, and Mystics forward Aerial Powers rode on a zamboni while toting the championship trophy during the first intermission. ... Kapanen's short-handed goal was the first scored by the Maple Leafs and first allowed by the Capitals this season. . After scoring five goals in Toronto's first three games, Auston Matthews has gone without a point in three of his last five. He has seven goals overall.

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Maple Leafs: Host the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Capitals: Host the New York Rangers on Friday.

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