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Washington Capitals Photos

Washington Capitals Photos

  1. Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, and Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd chase a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The Capitals beat the Blue Jackets 4-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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    Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The Capitals beat the Blue Jackets 4-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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  2. COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 8: Goaltender Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes one of his 28 saves for a shutout as Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks for a rebound in the third period on December 8, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Washington shut out Columbus 4-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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    COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 8: Goaltender Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals talks with referee Garrett Rank during a time out in the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 8, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Washington shut out Columbus 4-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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  3. COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 8: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nic Dowd #26 of the Washington Capitals battle for control of the puck in the third period on December 8, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Washington shut out Columbus 4-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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    COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 8: Goaltender Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Nic Dowd #26 of the Washington Capitals after shutting out the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on December 8, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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  4. Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson fight for a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The Capitals beat the Blue Jackets 4-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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    Columbus Blue Jackets' Markus Nutivaara, left, of Finland, checks Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The Capitals beat the Blue Jackets 4-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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  5. Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin, left, of Russia, carries the puck behind the net as Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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    Washington Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, right, of Russia, checks Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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