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Holtby, Ovechkin help Capitals down Jets, 4-0

 Winnipeg Jets' James Wright, rear, and Washington Capitals' Steve Oleksy (61) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manito...
 Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner (27) and Jay Beagle (83) fight for the puck in the corner with Winnipeg Jets' Derek Meech (7) and Alexander Burmistr...
 Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), John Carlson (74) and Troy Brouwer (20) celebrate Ovechkin's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the third ...
 Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby makes a save on a deflection by Winnipeg Jets Andrew Ladd during the first period of an NHL hockey game ...
 Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) loses his helmet in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of an NHL ...

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Winnipeg Jets' James Wright, rear, and Washington Capitals' Steve Oleksy (61) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manito...

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Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner (27) and Jay Beagle (83) fight for the puck in the corner with Winnipeg Jets' Derek Meech (7) and Alexander Burmistr...

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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), John Carlson (74) and Troy Brouwer (20) celebrate Ovechkin's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the third ...

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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby makes a save on a deflection by Winnipeg Jets Andrew Ladd during the first period of an NHL hockey game ...

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Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn (22) loses his helmet in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of an NHL ...

Braden Holtby made 20 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and two assists in the Washington Capitals' 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and an assist for Washington, while Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson also scored.
Holtby also blanked Winnipeg 3-0 on March 2, giving him the only shutouts against Winnipeg this season.
Ondrej Pavelec faced 25 shots for the Jets, who had their three-game home winning streak snapped.
Winnipeg stayed in the Southeast Division's top spot and third place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes, who lost 4-1 to New Jersey on Thursday night.
The Jets and Washington play again Friday night in Winnipeg.


Updated : 2021-02-28 05:59 GMT+08:00