Capitals score 5 goals to chase Maple Leafs' Andersen
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With five goals on 25 shots Saturday, the Washington Capitals forced the Toronto Maple Leafs to mercilessly pull goaltender Frederik Andersen.

The Capitals took a 3-1 lead in the first period, but the Maple Leafs got to within a goal early in the second on a seeing-eye shot from Nazem Kadri. However, the Capitals answered back with tallies from John Carlson and Jakub Vrana for a 5-2 advantage, after which Andersen was pulled in favor for Curtis McElhinney.

It marked the first time Andersen has been pulled from a game this season, outside of an injury, according to TSN's Mark Masters.

Offensively, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Carlson each contributed three points, tied for the most in an outdoor game.

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