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Washington Capitals (18-9-3)


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@ Cls
W 4-0
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vs. Det
W 6-2
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@ Car
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Ovechkin, Vrana lead Caps over Hurricanes 6-5 in shootout

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored goals in bunches once again - until the shootout. Then it was up to Jakub Vrana to clinch an important victory for the Washington Capitals.

The three-time MVP had his second consecutive hat trick, Vrana scored in the sixth round of the tiebreaker and the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night.

Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His 13-game point streak matched his career high set in 2006-07.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin39
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin116
PIM: E. Kuznetsov28
Win: B. Holtby12
Shutouts: B. Holtby2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 111 (5)
Shots: 886 (28)
PP%: 26.9% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 256 (24)
Assists: 201 (2)
SH Goals: 1 (28)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 19 9 3 41
Columbus 17 12 2 36
Pittsburgh 14 11 6 34
NY Islanders 14 12 4 32
NY Rangers 14 13 4 32
Carolina 13 13 5 31
New Jersey 11 13 6 28
Philadelphia 12 14 4 28
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 91 (21)
Shots Against: 962 (17)
PK%: 77.8% (22)
Penalty Minutes: 249 (28)
Shutouts: 2 (15)
Sv%: 0.905 (12)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/12 C. Djoos Thigh surgery (IR)
12/5 T. Wilson Concussion (day-to-day)
10/31 B. Orpik Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/9 R. Barber Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/7 R. Barber Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/6 S. Shumakov Waived For purpose of being released
11/19 J. Siegenthaler Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/19 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/16 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/16 J. Siegenthaler Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/14 G. McHale Signed as Free Agent Professional tryout contract
11/13 A. Jonsson-Fjallby Assigned to European Team Djurgardens IF-Sweden
11/13 T. Wilson Suspension Over
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