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Capitals @ Maple Leafs Second Period Thread

As we head to the first intermission, Washington and Toronto are knotted up at one.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

After a knock-down, drag-out first period — perhaps in the most literal sense for Alex Ovechkin who was the recipient of some friendly fire that sent him into concussion protocol courtesy of T.J. Oshie — Nicklas Backstrom got on the scoreboard first for Washington in the waining seconds of their lone powerplay. Forty-eight seconds later Nazem Kadri responded and we head to period number two tied up at one-apiece...