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Maple Leafs fall to Capitals in Game 4 showdown

If these Stanley Cup playoffs are supposed to be a learning experience for the Toronto Maple Leafs, then the Washington Capitals schooled them in Game 4.The Capitals dominated the play, jumped out to an early lead, killed penalties and responded when they had to, beating Toronto 5-4 Wednesday night to tie their best-of-seven series at two games each. Game 5 goes Friday night in Washington.The score might have been close, but the game was not.“We weren’t very good. We weren’t ready to play. They were more competitive than us,” said Leafs coach Mike Babcock. “They dominated territorially. We weren’t good enough. They won all the battles and all the races.”Read more: Article Continued BelowConfidence game is a two-way street: ArthurCapitals’ Tom Wilson makes himself right at home in ACC: FeschukFirst-period meltdown game-changer for Leafs: DiManno

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