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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Alex Ovechkin and Martin Erat posted a goal and assist each, as the Washington Capitals continued their recent domination with a 5-1 victory over Toronto at Verizon Center.

Troy Brouwer, Jack Hillen and Marcus Johansson also tallied, while Mike Ribeiro, Mike Green and John Carlson added a pair of helpers each for the Capitals, who have won eight straight games.

Braden Holtby won thanks to 29 saves.

Mikhail Grabovsky's third-period marker was the lone offense for the Maple Leafs, who could have locked up a playoff berth with a win and a Jets regulation loss to Tampa Bay.

Ben Scrivens was tagged for all five goals on 37 shots in defeat.

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