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Maple Leafs' rookies lead win over Capitals

TORONTO — Rookie Mitch Marner set up a pair of goals and rookie Auston Matthews scored for the second straight game as the Maple Leafs ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Capitals on Saturday.

Marner set up goals by Matt Martin and James van Riemsdyk, and Matthews, the first overall pick in this year's draft, notched his first goal at home in more than a month and second in as many games.

Marner, with 18 points, tied the Jets' Patrik Laine for the rookie scoring lead. Matthews is one point behind.

Nazem Kadri added his ninth goal of the year for Toronto.

Toronto was coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Devils on Wednesday in which it gave up leads of 3-0 and 4-3.

"We all wanted to come in here make sure we played hard and kept the lead all game," Marner said.

Braden Holtby was sharp for the Capitals, still yielding four goals on 37 shots. Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson scored for Washington.

Holtby said he team was embarrassed by the younger Maple Leafs. "We didn't work for each other at all," he said. "We played spoiled. It was a game where it ended up 4-2, and we didn't deserve to be anywhere close to that."

Game highlights: Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:37 of overtime and the NHL-leading Canadiens beat the host Red Wings 2-1. Montreal goalie Carey Price stopped 32 shots in improving to 13-1-1 this season. Price has allowed one goal or fewer in nine of his 15 starts. … Sidney Crosby scored with 14 seconds left in regulation to tie the score and Kris Letang got the only shootout goal to give the host Penguins a 4-3 win over the Devils. Crosby's goal was his league-leading 15th in his 16 games played. Letang has more shootout goals (23) and more shootout-deciding goals (13) than any defenseman in NHL history. … Aleksander Barkov scored the winning goal in a shootout, lifting the host Panthers to a 2-1 victory against the Blue Jackets. Jaromir Jagr scored his 752nd career goal for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 35 saves for his fifth win in six starts. … David Perron scored the only shootout goal to give the host Blues a 4-3 win over the Wild. Minnesota's Charlie Coyle tied the score at 3 with 1:08 left in regulation.

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Published: 07/19/18