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Capitals aim to keep win streak going, visit the Maple Leafs

Washington Capitals (36-26-9, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (40-22-9, third in the Atlantic Division)

Toronto; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals aim to keep a three-game win streak alive when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto has gone 19-13-3 at home and 40-22-9 overall. The Maple Leafs have a +32 scoring differential, with 256 total goals scored and 224 conceded.

Washington has a 16-15-4 record in road games and a 36-26-9 record overall. The Capitals have gone 28-5-4 in games they score at least three goals.

The matchup Thursday is the third time these teams play this season. The Maple Leafs won 7-3 in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Auston Matthews has 59 goals and 34 assists for the Maple Leafs. Max Domi has one goal and nine assists over the past 10 games.

John Carlson has seven goals and 38 assists for the Capitals. Alexander Ovechkin has eight goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 5-4-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

Capitals: 7-3-0, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Maple Leafs: Mitchell Marner: day to day (ankle), Morgan Rielly: day to day (undisclosed), Ilya Samsonov: day to day (undisclosed), John Klingberg: out for season (hip), Mark Giordano: out (concussion), Matt Murray: out (hip), Joel Edmundson: day to day (undisclosed), Calle Jarnkrok: out (hand), Jake Muzzin: out for season (back).

Capitals: Sonny Milano: day to day (upper-body), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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