Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - It wasn't a shutout, but the Washington
Capitals still tightened the Southeast Division race.
Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Capitals
swept back-to-game games in Winnipeg with a 6-1 rout.
Holtby had blanked the Jets in each of the last two matchups -- both at the
MTS Centre. He turned aside 20 shots in Thursday's 4-0 triumph.
Mike Ribeiro and Marcus Johansson each had two assists for Washington, which
closed to within five points of the first-place Jets.
Winnipeg starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was pulled in the second period
after allowing three goals on nine shots. Al Montoya stopped 12 shots in
relief for the Jets, who have lost three of four overall.
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