Capitals look to snap two-game slide vs. Maple Leafs

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Toronto (25-26-13) at Washington (40-20-5) 7:00 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have been playing

some of their best hockey of the season over the last two weeks.

However, they still have yet to overcome the Washington


They get another chance to do just that on Thursday night as

they hit the road to take on the Capitals in an Eastern

Conference clash.

The Leafs haven't lost in regulation since February 17, a

stretch that includes a four-game winning streak from February

22-28. The streak came to an end on Tuesday, as the New Jersey

Devils pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory.

Washington has won both of its meetings with Toronto this

season, holding the Leafs to just two total goals between the

two contests. Milan Jurcina scored the game-winner midway

through the third period en route to a 2-1 win on December 6.

Three weeks later, the clubs squared off again, as Alex Ovechkin

tallied twice to lead the way to a 4-1 triumph. However, in the

present day, the Capitals have lost their last two games,

yielding 11 goals in that span.