Maple Leafs Fall 5-1 Against Washington - Game Recap

Maple Leafs Fall 5-1 Against Washington - Game Recap

Washington cruised to victory on Tuesday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -157 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Martin Erat, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, Jack Hillen, and Marcus Johansson each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Hillen opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 14:27 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr.

Braden Holtby stopped 29 of 30 Toronto shots in the victory.

Toronto got a goal from Mikhail Grabovski in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ben Scrivens stopped 32 of 37 shots for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 2-for-6, while the Maple Leafs were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 37-30.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Senators. The Maple Leafs will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.