WASHINGTON (AP) - Troy Brouwer scored two goals and the Washington Capitals scored three times in the first period before holding on for a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.
Joel Ward had a goal and an assist, and Jason Chimera also tallied for Washington, which scored on three of its first five shots against James Reimer for a 3-0 lead.
The Maple Leafs pulled within 3-2 in the second period and it stayed that way until Brouwer's empty-netter with four seconds left.
Dion Phaneuf had a goal and an assist for Toronto and Troy Bodie also scored. The Capitals won their second straight. They begin a three-game West Coast swing Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.
The Maple Leafs, third in the conference, are 2-2 on their five-game road trip.