Gustafsson hat trick helps Capitals beat Samsonov, Leafs 5-2


              The puck flies over Washington Capitals goaltender Charlie Lindgren's head during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) reacts after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
            
              Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) high fives teammates after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
            
              Washington Capitals defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, third from right, celebrates with right wing Anthony Mantha (39), center Evgeny Kuznetsov, second from left, and left wing Sonny Milano (15) after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
            
              Washington Capitals goaltender Charlie Lindgren (79) saves a shot from the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
            
              CORRECTS TO SECOND PERIOD NOT FIRST - Washington Capitals defenseman Erik Gustafsson, center, celebrates with defenseman John Carlson (74), right wing Anthony Mantha, center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), and left wing Sonny Milano (15) after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
            
              Washington Capitals defenseman Erik Gustafsson (56) celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)
Gustafsson hat trick helps Capitals beat Samsonov, Leafs 5-2