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Ovechkin leads Caps past Jets

8:57 PM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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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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