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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck celebrates a 3-0 shutout against the Washington Capitals in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 27. 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hellebuyck makes 34 saves to lead Jets past Capitals 3-0

Feb. 28, 2020 12:28 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck stopped 34 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Dmitry Kulikov, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele scored for Winnipeg, which killed off three penalties and is 16 of 16...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal, next to Winnipeg Jets defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (88) and center Andrew Copp (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin scores 701st, shootout winner as Capitals beat Jets

Feb. 25, 2020 10:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin began the night being celebrated for what he's best at. He ended it doing something much more rare. Ovechkin scored his 701st goal minutes after being honored for 700 and added the shootout winner to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 Tuesday for their...

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. Also seen is Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Capitals snap skid, beat Penguins to vault into first place

Feb. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deficit and the prospect of their losing streak dragging on, Capitals players returned to the locker room at the second intermission with some things to say. “We were just saying we've got to show some character,” veteran Carl Hagelin said. “Things...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his 700th career goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

700 club: Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores for milestone goal

Feb. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With power and a prodigious shot, Alex Ovechkin now stands where few in hockey have been. He became the eighth NHL player to score 700 career goals, reaching the milestone in the third period of the Washington' Capitals' 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. “It’s...