Game 1: @ Washington Capitals
A matinee game, the Leafs still seemed asleep when the first period got underway. 8:44 into the game the Leafs were already down by three goals, falling victim to Washington’s league leading powerplay. Troy Bodie scored his third of the season late to pull the Leafs within two going into the break. They came out strong against Washington in the middle frame, outshooting their hosts 20-6. Dion Phaneuf’s wrist shot through traffic made it a one goal game headed into the final 20. Jaroslav Halak shut the door late to keep his team in the game, it would finish 4-2 Caps after an empty net goal.