Capitals hang on against Maple Leafs to win Game 4, even series –

TORONTO — The Washington Capitals scored four first-period goals in a series-tying 5-4 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday.

The best-of-7 series is 2-2 with Game 5 at Washington on Friday.

T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson each scored twice, Alex Ovechkin scored, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves for the Capitals, who led 2-0 4:34 into the game.

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“We had everyone going. We were putting pucks to the right areas” Oshie said. “We were shooting a little bit more, getting guys to the net, and I think that gave us some more chances. You’ve got to tip your hat because they kept coming at the end there, but we were able to hold them off.”

Trailing 4-2, the Maple Leafs had a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:53 to start the third period but did not score.

“When you have to sit and think about it a little bit, those moments can weigh on you,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. “It was almost like there was no doubt when we came in the dressing room. They (the penalty kill) were going to get it done; we just had a good feeling about it.”

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Auston Matthews scored to make it 4-3 with 8:00 left, but Oshie scored 59 seconds later for a 5-3 lead. Tyler Bozak made it 5-4 with 27 seconds left and Toronto using an extra attacker.

“It’s nice that we’re able to score goals and get ourselves back in the game, but we didn’t play near as good as we needed to,” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “We

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