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NHL: Washington 4, Chicago 3 (OT)

March 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Mike Knuble scored 3:51 into overtime Sunday and the Washington Capitals shook off a late Chicago goal to down the Blackhawks 4-3.

Chicago's Jonathan Toews forced an extra frame when he scored on the rebound of a Duncan Keith shot off the end boards with 39 seconds remaining in the third period.

But Knuble's wrist shot in the ensuing overtime enabled the Southeast Division-leading Caps to overcome the lapse and record their eighth straight win.

Boyd Gordon, Jason Arnott and Brooks Laich all scored and Braden Holtby turned aside 27-of-30 shots for the surging Capitals, who moved to within one point of Philadelphia for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Blackhawks, meanwhile, earned a point in the Western Conference's tightly packed playoff picture.

Nick Leddy and Tomas Kopecky found the net and Corey Crawford made 38 saves for Chicago.

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