Series (Game 1 of 4)
Series tied 2-2
(13-7-4, 30 pts)
(8-8-6, 22 pts)
7:00 PM ET, November 24, 2006
Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J. O'Neill (Maple Leafs - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2
D. Tucker (Maple Leafs - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2
H. Gill (Maple Leafs - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
Toronto (12-7-4) at Washington (8-7-6) 7:00 pm EST
WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Alexander Ovechkin has had trouble finding
the back of the net over the last week. He figures to get back
on track against a team he dominated last season.
Ovechkin hopes to break out of his recent slump Friday when the
reeling Washington Capitals host the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The reigning Calder Trophy winner, Ovechkin had his way with the
Maple Leafs last season, scoring five goals and six points in
just four games.
But Ovechkin has struggled during Washington's current four-game
losing streak, collecting only one goal and one assist over
The Capitals look to bounce back from Wednesday's disappointing
4-2 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers.
Jakub Klepis registered a goal and an assist for Washington,
which jumped out to a 2-0 lead only to yield four unanswered
Toronto also has struggled of late, losing three of its last
four games. The Maple Leafs squandered an early two-goal lead
Wednesday en route to a 7-4 loss to the high-flying Buffalo
Darcy Tucker tallied twice to push his team-leading total to 15
for the Maple Leafs, who went 1-3-0 against the Capitals last