Series (Game 4 of 4)

Washington leads 3-1

Game 1: Sunday, November 6th
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Game 2: Tuesday, November 8th
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Game 3: Friday, February 3rd
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Game 4: Tuesday, February 28th
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Capitals 5

(20-32-5, 45 pts)

Maple Leafs 3

(27-26-5, 59 pts)

7:30 PM ET, February 28, 2006

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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WSH 2 3 05
TOR 2 0 13

M. Pettinger (Capitals - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

B. Johnson (Capitals - G): Saves: 26, Save Pct.: .897

D. Tucker (Maple Leafs - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Washington (19-32-5) at Toronto (27-25-5) 7:30 pm EST

Washington (19-32-5) at Toronto (27-25-5) 7:30 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs hope they can benefit from having four of their players win Olympic medals at Torino.

After helping Sweden capture the gold medal Sunday, Mats Sundin is scheduled to be back with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday when they host the Washington Capitals.

Sundin scored eight points in the Olympic tournament, which culminated with a 3-2 triumph over Finland in Sunday's final. He later joined his teammates for a victory rally in Stockholm.

Also taking home a gold was goaltender Mikael Tellqvist, who gave up three goals for Sweden in a loss to Slovakia. Aki Berg won a silver for Finland and Tomas Kaberle captured a bronze with the Czech Republic.

Toronto is in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one point behind Montreal for the final playoff spot and one point in front of Atlanta and Boston. The Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.

Opening a three-game road trip, the Capitals are last in the Southeast Division and are 14th in the East. Only Pittsburgh has a worse conference record.

Rookie Alexander Ovechkin was one of the top players at the Olympics, scoring five goals for Russia, which lost the bronze medal game to the Czechs on Saturday. He has a four-point edge over Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby in the rookie scoring race.

Washington has won two of the three previous meetings against Toronto, including a 4-1 victory February 3.