COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES HOCKEY
Columbus Blue Jackets Jason Chimera (R) races St. Louis Blues Barret Jackman for the puck during the first period at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on March 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Alex Ovechkin's power-play goal touched off a big second period Thursday that launched Washington to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers.
Nicklas Backstrom scored the go-ahead goal Tuesday, helping the Washington Capitals claim their fifth division title in six years with a 5-3 win over Winnipeg.
Troy Brouwer notched the go-ahead goal and added an assist Sunday in the Washington Capitals' 5-3 victory over reeling Buffalo.
Braden Holtby took a shutout into the last minute Wednesday and Washington set up a conference semifinal Game 7 with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.
Alex Ovechkin's third-period goal was decisive Monday in Washington's 3-2 win over the New York Rangers, allowing the Capitals to even their playoff series.
Chris Kreider and Brad Richards each scored third-period goals Saturday, propelling the New York Rangers past Washington 3-1 in Game 1 of their playoff series.
Tyler Seguin scored 3:17 into overtime Sunday and the Boston Bruins avoided elimination with a 4-3 win over Washington in their first-round playoff series.
Steven Stamkos scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and added an empty-netter Monday in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-2 victory over Washington.
Braden Holtby's first shutout of the season -- a 28-save performance -- boosted the Washington Capitals to a crucial 3-0 victory over Minnesota.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the first period Monday and the Washington Capitals kept pace in the NHL playoff race with a 5-3 victory over Detroit.