Hockey bettors who backed the Maple Leafs on the moneyline Saturday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Toronto easily handled Washington 7-1 at Air Canada Centre.
The Maple Leafs were a +145 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Toronto got goals from Tim Connolly, Joffrey Lupul, Dave Steckel, Cody Franson, Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, and Matt Frattin in the victory. Connolly opened the scoring at 1:39 of the first period.
Jonas Gustavsson turned in a 40-save effort for the Maple Leafs.
Brooks Laich scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Jonas Gustavsson.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 14 of 18 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Toronto scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 41-29.
Toronto looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hurricanes. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track vs Phoenix.