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Maple Leafs lose 6-2 to Capitals in interim Coach Horachek's debut

  • Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer (20) watches as the puck goes past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer (20) watches as the puck goes past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs new interim head coach Peter Horachek, center, looks on as Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel, left, jumps on the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Maple Leafs new interim head coach Peter Horachek, center, looks on as Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel, left, jumps on the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) stops Washington Capitals forward Michael Latta (46) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) stops Washington Capitals forward Michael Latta (46) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

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 straight start tied Wayne Stephenson's club record as Washington, 7-1-2 in its last 10 games, won its third in a row.

Daniel Winnik and Trevor Smith scored for Toronto, which has lost three straight and is 2-8 in its last 10. Former Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle was fired on Tuesday.

Horachek was tabbed as interim coach earlier Wednesday.