Capitals keep Maple Leafs skidding
TORONTO – Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece, and the Washington Capitals spoiled the debut of Toronto interim coach Peter Horachek with a 6-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin, with an empty-net goal, also scored for Washington, which is 12-6-3 on the road. It was Ovechkin's 20th goal of the season and 50th career point against Toronto.
Braden Holtby's 22nd consecutive start tied Wayne Stephenson's club record as Washington, 7-1-2 in its past 10 games, won its third in a row.
Daniel Winnik and Trevor Smith scored for Toronto, which has lost three in a row and is 2-8 in its past 10. Former Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle was fired on Tuesday. Horachek was tabbed as interim coach earlier Wednesday.
•BRUINS EDGE PENGUINS IN OT: Patrice Bergeron tipped in Milan Lucic's shot with 2:17 left in overtime, giving the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The play was reviewed to see if Bergeron's stick was above the crossbar when the puck hit it, but it was ruled a good goal.
•PARIS NEWS HITS HOME FOR FLYER: The news shook Flyers center Pierre-Eduoard Bellemare to the core. Twelve people were killed Wednesday when masked gunmen attacked the Paris offices of a satirical news magazine that has published cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
"I woke up this morning to hear the news, and it seemed too crazy to be real," said Bellemare, who was raised in Paris. "I'm kind of eager to go home and see what's going on. It's all around the news, and what has happened is terrifying."
Bellemare said none of his friends or relatives were killed or injured. He has a younger sister who lives in Paris, far from where the shootings took place.