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Capitals defeat Maple Leafs to end skid

Mar 17, 2007 - 1:42 AM
WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- All that is left for Alexander Semin and the Washington Capitals now is to damage or destroy other club's playoff aspirations.

Semin had a goal and two assists as the Capitals posted a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Alexandre Giroux had a goal and an assist and goaltender Olaf Kolzig made 34 saves for Washington, which snapped a nine-game losing streak. The Capitals are 14th in the Eastern Conference and have to be content with a spoiler role for the rest of the season.

Nik Antropov scored the only goal and netminder Andrew Raycroft made 28 saves for the Maple Leafs (34-28-9), who remained ninth in the Eastern Conference after the costly loss.

Semin scored the eventual game-winner at 7:55 of the first period when he worked his way in front of the net and banged his own rebound past Raycroft for a 2-1 lead.








  • ------------------------------------
    Toronto
    0 1 0 --1
    Washington 2 1 2 --5
    ------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Washington, Alexandre Giroux 1 (Steve
    Eminger, Mike Green), 1:46. 2, Washington, Alexander Semin 34
    (Unassisted), 7:55. Penalties: D Tucker, Tor (hooking), 9:02; N
    Antropov, Tor (slashing), 10:40; B Mccabe, Tor (roughing), 12:27;

    Mar 16 9:38 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NHL TORONTO 1
    WASHINGTON 5
    3RD PRD: WAS - (PP) TOMAS FLEISCHMANN 2 (MILAN JURCINA, ALEXANDRE
    GIROUX) 16:51

    Mar 16 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 1 0 1
    WASHINGTON 2 1 2 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - ALEXANDRE GIROUX 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MIKE GREEN) 1:46
    WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 34 (UNASSISTED) 7:55
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) NIK ANTROPOV 15 (MATS SUNDIN, BRYAN MCCABE) 12:19
    WAS - BOYD GORDON 4 (ALEXANDER SEMIN, BROOKS L

    Mar 16 9:35 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    WASHINGTON 5
    3RD PRD: WAS - TOMAS FLEISCHMANN 2 (MILAN JURCINA, ALEXANDRE GIROUX)
    16:51

    Maple Leafs vs. CapitalsMar 16 9:33 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    WASHINGTON 4
    3RD PRD: WAS - KRIS BEECH 8 (DONALD BRASHEAR, ALEXANDER SEMIN) 2:07

    Maple Leafs vs. CapitalsMar 16 9:02 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 1 1
    WASHINGTON 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - ALEXANDRE GIROUX 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MIKE GREEN) 1:46
    WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 34 (UNASSISTED) 7:55
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) NIK ANTROPOV 15 (MATS SUNDIN, BRYAN MCCABE) 12:19
    WAS - BOYD GORDON 4 (ALEXANDER SE

    Mar 16 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    WASHINGTON 3
    2ND PRD: WAS - BOYD GORDON 4 (ALEXANDER SEMIN, BROOKS LAICH) 15:34

    Maple Leafs vs. CapitalsMar 16 8:32 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    WASHINGTON 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) NIK ANTROPOV 15 (MATS SUNDIN, BRYAN MCCABE) 12:19

    Maple Leafs vs. CapitalsMar 16 8:26 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0
    WASHINGTON 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - ALEXANDRE GIROUX 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MIKE GREEN) 1:46
    WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 34 (UNASSISTED) 7:55
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TOR 12 12
    WAS 11

    Mar 16 7:44 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 0
    WASHINGTON 2
    1ST PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 34 (UNASSISTED) 7:55

    Maple Leafs vs. CapitalsMar 16 7:25 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 0
    WASHINGTON 1
    1ST PRD: WAS - ALEXANDRE GIROUX 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MIKE GREEN) 1:46

    Maple Leafs vs. CapitalsMar 16 7:16 PM