7:07 pm
April 24

Maple Leafs @ Capitals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Maple Leafs (51-21-7)

@ Washington Capitals (44-23-11)


Starting Goalies:

Erik Kallgren (TOR): Confirmed

Vitek Vanecek (WSH): Confirmed


Current odds:

Toronto Maple Leafs: (+101)

Washington Capitals: (-120)


After completing a 3-1-1 trip, the Washington Capitals return home to play the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup of playoff-bound clubs on Sunday night. The Capitals finished their trip with a 2-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at Glendale, Ariz., on Friday night with Vitek Vanecek stopping 19 shots to earn his fourth shutout of the season and the sixth of his career. The game was somewhat of a grind for the Capitals, coming at the end of a long trip against a team that is out of playoff contention.

Washington (44-23-11, 99 points) has lost both games with Toronto (51-21-7, 109 points) this season.

The Capitals have one more home game after playing Toronto and will end their regular season with two road games in New York.

The Capitals are 9-1-2 in their past 12 road games.

The Maple Leafs will complete a three-game trip on Sunday. They lost 3-2 in overtime to the Florida Panthers on Saturday after losing 8-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Auston Matthews, who leads the NHL with 58 goals, returned to the Toronto lineup Saturday after missing three games with an undisclosed injury. Matthews was kept off the scoresheet but had some good chances to score. Matthews suffered the injury in the win over the Ottawa Senators on April 16. The team did not elaborate other than to say the ailment was unrelated to the wrist injury that cost him the first three games of the season.

Toronto lost Michael Bunting in the first period. He favored his right leg after falling behind Florida’s goal.

StreakSmarter Pick
Toronto Maple Leafs