Preview: Maple Leafs vs Capitals

Preview: Maple Leafs vs Capitals

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    After last night’s impressive 4-0 victory over the Flyers, the Maple Leafs will attempt to build some momentum tonight versus the Capitals in Washington.

    Surprisingly, the Maple Leafs, who have allowed a league-high 164 goals, have won two straight against the Capitals, who lead the league with 171 goals. However, the Caps won their only home game against the Leafs early in the season.

    Jose Theodore will start for the Capitals and Vesa Toskala should get back-to-back starts after his 38-save shutout last night. Toskala has recorded both of the Maple Leafs wins against Washington this season, although he was pulled early in the only loss.

    The Leafs have lost four straight and eight of their last nine road games. However, they may catch a break tonight as Alexander Semin missed the morning skate and could miss tonight’s game due to an undisclosed injury.

    A change for the Capitals as Mike Green will be paired with Jeff Schultz and not his usual partner Shaone Morrisonn. Green was on the ice for six goals against in their 7-4 loss to Tampa and Morrisonn was on for all seven.

    Tyler Bozak has four points in three NHL games. Carl Gunnarsson is now a +6 in just nine games.

    Make sure to check out Ron Guillet’s post on Jonas Gustavsson and Micheal Aldred‘s post on Tyler Bozak.

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