Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Braden Holtby had 43 saves in regulation
and overtime, then a couple more in a shootout Tuesday, leading the Washington
Capitals to a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets
Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in regulation, giving him an NHL-leading nine
for the season, and Martin Erat won the game for Washington in the sixth round
of the shootout with a snap shot through Ondrej Pavelec's legs.
Mikhail Grabovski and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who started a
five-game road trip. Brouwer's goal gave Washington a 4-3 lead early in the
Holtby stopped 11 shots in the first period, 16 in a thrill-a-minute second --
both teams scored three goals in the period -- 13 in the third and three in
overtime. He made two in overtime and another shot went wide.
Bryan Little scored two goals for Winnipeg -- one shorthanded and the other to
tie the game in the third period. Grant Clitsome and Blake Wheeler also scored
for the Jets, who ended 2-3-1 on a six-game homestand.
Pavelec had 28 saves but was beaten by Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich,
Brouwer and Erat in the shootout.
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