The Maple Leafs extended their franchise-record points streak to
13 despite more bad injury news. Right wing Darcy Tucker was hit
in the foot by a puck in the third period and will be day-to-day,
and coach Pat Quinn said Tomas Kaberle's recent shoulder injury
will keep the defenseman out eight to 10 days.
"It's puzzling how this can continue to happen," said Quinn, whose team has overcome recent injuries to Alexander Mogilny, Owen Nolan, Gary Roberts, Joe Nieuwendyk and Nik Antropov. "It's discouraging."
"I think I said to myself with about five minutes to go to
buckle down," Kidd said. "I tried to batten down the hatches a
"Olie is hard on himself, but he is the backbone of the team,"
right wing Mike Grier said. "We have confidence in him. He made
two huge saves at the end. Hopefully, this will give him
The final goal was Zubrus' score at 11:46 of the second period,
but the chances kept coming, especially in an overtime that
included a power play for each team.
Roberts came the closest to getting the game-winner, hitting the
post in the extra period.
The Maple Leafs are 11-0-1-1 during their points streak. The tie
broke a six-game road winning streak, one short of the franchise
The Capitals are 2-1-2 under new coach Glen Hanlon.
"Our execution seems to be getting better and better each
game," Hanlon said. "The energy level's been there from the
start; we've sustained that. You sort of put those two things
together, and I don't think there's any limits for this hockey
Ponikarovsky put in his own rebound for the only goal of the
first period. The Capitals tied it on Miller's power-play rebound
in the second, a goal set up by Robert Lang's hard work along the
The Maple Leafs needed only 14 seconds to retake the lead.
Sundin took Roberts' pass and skated around defenseman Jason Doig
to beat Kolzig, who punched the air in frustration.
Kolzig made a fabulous right-leg save on Tucker's slap shot
midway through the second period, allowing the Capitals to tie the
score again two minutes later. Kidd deflected Miller's pass to
Zubrus, who poked the puck just under the crossbar from point-blank
Nieuwendyk played despite an ankle injury. He had one
assist. ... Maple Leafs defenseman Aki Berg missed the game with
the flu. ... The game was the first in a five-game, 11-day
homestand for the Capitals. ... Washington is 0-5-2 in its last
seven meetings with Toronto. ... Kaberle's shoulder injury came
when he was hit by Pavel Kubina during Tuesday's win over Tampa