Adam Oates was livid after seeing John Erskine pay the price for taking a couple shots from Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.
Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth stopped 32 of 34 shots to earn his first win since Nov. 2.
A goal Joel Ward in the third period was enough to lift the Capitals over Toronto, 3-2, on Friday night in Washington. Analysis here.
Tom Wilson and John Erskine got the Caps fired up with their two heavy-weight tilts against Toronto.
Michal Neuvirth has been waiting seven weeks to get back into the Capitals' net. Tonight he gets his chance.