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Washington Capitals (17-9-3)

Thu. 12/6 Sat. 12/8 Tue. 12/11 Fri. 12/14 Sat. 12/15
@ Ari 
W 4-2
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@ Cls 
W 4-0
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vs. Det 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST6:30 PM CST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
@ Car 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST6:30 PM CST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
vs. Buf 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT

Holtby, Capitals shut out Blue Jackets 4-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Washington Capitals seemed a step faster than the discombobulated Columbus Blue Jackets all night long and took full advantage of some early opportunities.

The result was a 4-0 win by the Capitals over the Blue Jackets on Saturday that seemed so easy it was difficult to tell at times that these were two teams fighting for the lead in the rugged Metropolitan Division. For most of the evening, the Blue Jackets didn't look like they belonged on the same ice with the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 22nd goal and Braden Holtby got his 34th career shutout as the Capitals stayed atop the division, moving three points ahead of Columbus.

Points: A. Ovechkin36
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny18
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin112
PIM: E. Kuznetsov28
Win: B. Holtby11
Shutouts: B. Holtby2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 105 (6)
Shots: 861 (25)
PP%: 25.3% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 254 (20)
Assists: 189 (2)
SH Goals: 1 (28)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 17 9 3 37
Columbus 16 11 2 34
NY Islanders 14 11 3 31
NY Rangers 14 12 3 31
Pittsburgh 12 10 6 30
Carolina 13 11 4 30
Philadelphia 12 13 3 27
New Jersey 10 12 6 26
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 89 (17)
Shots Against: 925 (15)
PK%: 77.6% (22)
Penalty Minutes: 245 (22)
Shutouts: 2 (15)
Sv%: 0.904 (14)
Date Player Status
12/5 T. Wilson Concussion (day-to-day)
11/15 T. Oshie Concussion (IR)
10/31 B. Orpik Lower-body injury (IR)
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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