National Hockey League
Toronto 4, Washington 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, April 24, 2022
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 18573

Alexander Kerfoot scored the decisive goal of a seven-round shootout and the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 Sunday night.

Toronto's Jason Spezza scored his 12th goal of the season at 19:02 of the third period with the goaltender removed for an extra attacker to force overtime.

Washington went on an unsuccessful power play at 3:17 of overtime after Toronto was called for too many men on the ice.

Ilya Mikheyev had a goal and an assist and Ilya Lyubushkin had a goal for the Maple Leafs (52-21-7, 111 points). Auston Matthews had two assists as Toronto swept all three games of the season series with Washington.

T.J. Oshie, Lars Eller and Marcus Johansson scored for the Capitals (44-23-12, 100 points).

Washington lost Alex Ovechkin to injury early in the third period and he did not return.

Erik Kallgren made 34 saves for Toronto. Vitek Vanecek stopped 27 shots for Washington.

Oshie scored his 11th goal of the season at 5:34 of the first period on a shot from the left circle. Anthony Mantha made the short pass to set him up.

Lyubushkin scored his second goal of the season -- both against Washington -- at 12:32 of the first on a shot from the upper edge of the left circle. After taking Mitchell Marner's cross-ice pass, Lyubushkin took a shot that deflected off a defenseman past Vanecek, who had lost his goaltender stick.

Ovechkin missed on a breakaway early in the third period and crashed into the end boards after tripping over Kallgren's stick. He left in pain for the locker room with a possible shoulder injury.

Eller scored his 13th goal of the season from the edge of the crease at 3:32 of the third period on a pass from Martin Fehervary.

Johansson scored his ninth goal of the season on a give-and-go with Conor Sheary at 4:40 of the third.

Mikheyev circled the goal before scoring his 20th goal of the season from a sharp angle at 12:36 of the third.

John Tavares and Timothy Liljegren (load management) and Michael Bunting (undisclosed injury) did not play for Toronto.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Toronto   Washington
Ilya Mikheyev 2 Points Lars Eller 1
Ilya Mikheyev 1 Goals Lars Eller 1
Auston Matthews 2 Assists John Carlson 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Erik Kallgren .919 Save Percentage Vitek Vanecek .900
Erik Kallgren 34 Saves Vitek Vanecek 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 30 4 0-2 3-3 6 32
Washington 37 3 0-3 2-2 4 20
Upcoming Games
  • Washington will play their next game at home against NY Islanders. The Capitals have a W/L % of .489 after a win and .647 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .654 after a win and .643 after a loss.