Boyd Gordon, Matt Pettinger, Jeff Schultz, Matt Bradley and Brian Sutherby all got their first goals of the season as Washington grabbed five wins in the month of October for the first time since 2001. Bradley added two assists, and Pettinger and Gordon one each. Michael Nylander had three assists.
Ovechkin has four goals and five assists in his last four games.
Olaf Kolzig made 32 saves as the Capitals won for just the second time in their last eight games.
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