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Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals blank Maple Leafs 4-0

Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals blank Maple Leafs 4-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin's offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0, snapping a three-game losing streak. Ovechkin struck just 33 seconds into the game, then did his celebratory jump into the boards and promptly fell, but was laughing as his teammates arrived to congratulate him. "I think a sniper was up there," Ovechkin joked after surpassing the 40-goal plateau for the seventh time. "Shot me...

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