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Capitals Vs. Maple Leafs: Caps' Skid Reaches Four Straight In 7-1 Blowout Loss

The Washington Capitals continue to find spectacular ways to lose lately. Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, they decided to try the "embarrassing blowout" approach.

The Leafs scored seven goals in one game after scoring eight in their previous six in a 7-1 win over the slumping Caps

Tim Connolly, Matt Frattin, Tyler Bozak, Phil Kessel, Joffrey Lupul, Cody Franson and former Cap David Steckel scored for Toronto, who entered the game without seven regulars suffering from injuries and in a 1-4-1 skid identical the Caps' entering Saturday.

Brooks Laich scored for the Caps, who actually were tied at 1-1 before giving up six unanswered goals. The Leafs scored three power play goals in the second period alone as the game got out of hand.

Tomas Vokoun started the game, but did not finish it after allowing four goals on 18 shots. Michal Neuvirth did not do much better in relief, allowing three goals on 11 shots.

The Caps were outscored 14-3 on their three-game road trip and return home Monday to play the Phoenix Coyotes at Verizon Center.