Leafs beat Capitals for 1st playoff win since 2013


AP

WASHINGTON — Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into the second overtime and Frederik Andersen made 47 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Saturday in Game 2 to even the first-round NHL playoff series. Kapanen also scored in regulation for Toronto along with James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Rielly, and Andersen made several big stops to keep the Maple Leafs alive. Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom scored for the top-seeded Capitals, who are now feeling the heat going into Game 3 Monday in Toronto.

Braden Holtby made 48 saves before being beaten on the overtime winner. Not unraveling in a tough atmosphere, the young Maple Leafs showed they belonged on the same ice with the Capitals after losing Game 1 in OT, clinching their first playoff win since 2013.

Elsewhere, it was: Senators 4, Bruins 3, OT, Predators 5, Blackhawks 0, and Ducks 3, Flames 2.