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Van Riemsdyk leads Leafs to win over Caps, who sit at bottom of NHL standings

Tuesday, 02.05.2013 / 9:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Van Riemsdyk leads Leafs to win over Caps, who sit at bottom of NHL standings

WASHINGTON - James Van Riemsdyk scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season Tuesday night, while Korbinian Holzer scored on just the fourth shot of his NHL career, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Washington Capitals.

Ben Scrivens made 24 saves for the Maple Leafs, who broke a two-game losing streak and maintained their road-ice advantage in the early part of the season. Toronto is 4-1 on the road — and only 1-4 at home.

Marcus Johansson and Mike Ribeiro scored power-play goals for the Capitals, who have lost eight of 10 to start the season and sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin was held to one assist and has only two goals and three assists on the season.

Michal Neuvirth made 18 saves for Washington.

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