It took the Washington Capitals about 12 minutes to get their first shot on goal, but shortly after they did, Dennis Wideman made it count.
Wideman's power play goal has given the Caps 1 -0 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs after 20 minutes.
Wideman's fourth goal of the season gave Washington power play goals in consecutive games for the first time since November 4-8. Nicklas Backstrom's shot attempt was blocked, but Mike Knuble corralled the loose puck and sent a strong pass to an open Wideman, who put a wrist shot past James Reimer at 12:33. It was Wideman's first goal since November 1.
The Leafs had the first six shots on goal, but the Caps had six of the last eight in the period. Tomas Vokoun made eight saves, but can thank the post for stopping a puck that beat him late in the period. Reimer has five saves for Toronto.