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NHL: Washington 3, Minnesota 2 (SO)

Nov. 7, 2013 at 10:53 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom produced the only shootout goal Thursday to bring Washington a 3-2 victory over Minnesota.

Backstrom beat Josh Harding with a wrist shot to the glove side after the first four skaters failed to score in the shootout.

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Washington pulled out the victory despite trailing deep into the third period. Marcus Johnson scored on a deflection with 3:08 to go in regulation to create overtime and the Capitals went on to win their fourth in a row.

Washington's first regulation goal came from Alex Ovechkin, his 13th of the year.

Braden Holtby made 33 saves to claim the victory. Harding stopped 25 shots.

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