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Capitals Vs. Maple Leafs: Caps Strike Early, Hold 2-0 Lead

Two early goals have helped the Washington Capitals take a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs after 20 minutes at the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto.

Washington's first goal came just 32 seconds into the game courtesy of Marcus Johansson, who carried the puck behind the goal from right post to left post and banged the puck into the net off the pads of Leafs goaltender James Reimer for his 12th goal of the season.

Washington doubled their advantage just 3:14 later when Alexander Semin picked the pocket of Toronto defenseman Luke Schenn, turned, and fired the puck past Reimer for his 17th goal of the season.

The Capitals entered the game tied with Toronto for 9th place in the Eastern Conference with 65 points. Washington is currently three points behind division-leading Winnipeg and one point behind the Florida Panthers, who currently hold the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.