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3/2/16 Maple Leafs vs. Capitals

game recap

Niskanen's goal gets Capitals past Maple Leafs

Ovechkin scores, Oshie gets three assists in Washington victory

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Niskanen's go-ahead goal

TOR@WSH: Niskanen rifles one home on PP, regains lead

3/2/16: On the power play, Matt Niskanen whistles the puck through traffic, sneaking it past Jonathan Bernier, to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead

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WASHINGTON -- Defenseman Matt Niskanen is the latest weapon on the Washington Capitals' power play. He's helped them win back-to-back games.

With opponents taking away Alex Ovechkin's trademark shot from the left circle, the Capitals have turned to Niskanen for more than filling in for injured defenseman John Carlson on the man-advantage.

Niskanen's power-play goal midway through the third period helped the Capitals to a 3-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center on Wednesday.

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Maple Leafs' Laich to play first game vs. Capitals

Veteran forward had spent 12 seasons with Washington

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

MAPLE LEAFS (21-30-10) at CAPITALS (46-12-4)
TV: 7 p.m. ET; SN, CSN-DC, NHL-TV

WASHINGTON -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brooks Laich will play his first game against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

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