Toronto Drops Tampa for 1st Shootout Win

It's déjà vu for Ottawa as Washington reenacts Saturday's romp
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 1, 2008 10:44 PM CST
Toronto Maple Leafs center Mats Sundin (13) mixes it up in the crease with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo (left) and defenseman Doug Janik (right) during second period NHL hockey action in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Toronto finally got a shootout win today, prevailing 4-3 against Tampa Bay. The NHL's worst road team was denied twice by new goalie Scott Clemmensen, who hadn't had a win since February of last year. Jason Blake had a goal and two assists in the win, which improved Toronto's New Year's home record to 16-4-2.

Also in the NHL, Ottawa was forced to relive last Saturday's 8-6 drubbing by red-hot Washington; the Capitals took the rematch 6-3, after falling behind 2-0 early on. Martin Gerber was pulled after allowing three goals on just eight shots, but replacement Ray Emery fared little better. Five different Capitals had goals in the win.