Washington Capitals Blow a Three Goal Lead

There is no question that if the Washington Capitals are to take a serious Stanley Cup run then they must improve defensively. Washington, who are the defending Presidents Trophy Champions couldn’t hold a 4-1 lead on Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Coming into Washington riding an ugly eight game road losing streak, the Leafs who are eight points out of a playoff spot got third period goals from Mikhail Grabovski, Tim Brent and Clarke MacArthur with his second on the night to force extra time. “Washington got a little sloppy toward the end,” Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson said. “I think they thought the game was over.” After an exciting overtime which didn’t solve anything it was onto the shootout where Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson was stellar in stopping Alex Ovechkin, Alex Semin and Mathieu Perreault who scored twice for Washington in regulation. Meanwhile Grabovski scored the winner as the Leafs snapped their ugly road losing streak. “Losing a game like this is pretty bad for us,” said Ovechkin, who has scored in two straight games after going nine games without a goal. “It’s a lesson. Besides for Ovechkin and two from Perreault the other Capitals goal scorer was Mike Knuble.


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