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SportBlues beat Capitals for first 3-game win streak of season

06:30  15 january  2019
06:30  15 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

Johansen, Arvidsson help Predators break 6-game losing skid

Johansen, Arvidsson help Predators break 6-game losing skid Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, Viktor Arvidsson and Rocco Grimaldi each added a goal and an assist and the Nashville Predators scored five unanswered goals to break their six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday.

The Dallas Stars beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Saturday night for their first three - game winning streak of the season . WASHINGTON (AP) — Remembering recent failures when it comes to extending winning streaks and fearing the defending Stanley Cup champions turned out to be a

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Blues have their first three - game winning streak of the season after a 4-1 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Monday. David Perron extended his NHL career-high point streak to 11 games with a goal for the Blues (20-20-4), who have won five

Blues beat Capitals for first 3-game win streak of season© The Associated Press St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, battles for the puck against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43), defenseman John Carlson (74) and left wing Jakub Vrana (13) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — Vince Dunn scored his first goal since October, David Perron extended his point streak and the St. Louis Blues turned the tables with three goals in five minutes to beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

BOX SCORE: BLUES 4, CAPITALS 1

Capitals' Ovechkin makes history with 14th straight 30-goal season

Capitals' Ovechkin makes history with 14th straight 30-goal season Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin continues to build his case as the greatest goal scorer ever. Ovechkin notched his 30th goal of the season on Thursday, becoming just the second player in NHL history to begin their career with 14 consecutive 30-goal seasons, according to Capitals Public Relations. 

WASHINGTON (AP) Remembering recent failures when it comes to extending winning streaks and fearing the defending Stanley Cup champions Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stopped Tyler Seguin on a penalty shot 59 seconds in, but Dickinson beat him on a deflection for his third of the season .

PHOENIX (AP) — Victories are rare for the Phoenix Suns. Winning streaks seem downright historic. Devin Booker returned from a six- game absence to score 28 points and Phoenix beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-99 on Saturday night

Dunn banked the puck in on a double deflection for his first goal in 33 games and assisted on Perron's goal with a no-look backhanded pass. Goals by Ivan Barbashev, Dunn and Perron came in a span of 4:42 in the second period, and Vladimir Tarasenko scored on the power play in the third.

Perron, who rejoined St. Louis as a free agent in the offseason, has five goals and nine assists during his career-best 11-game point streak. Tarasenko has eight goals in his last eight games.

Jake Allen made 28 saves to pick up his first victory since Jan. 3. That also came against the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 33rd goal of the season for Washington, which dropped its second in a row. Ovechkin took over sole possession of sixth in NHL history with his 238th career power-play goal and tied Dave Andreychuk at 14th on the all-time list with the 640th goal of his career.

Ovechkin scores 30th goal but Blues rally past Capitals 5-2

Ovechkin scores 30th goal but Blues rally past Capitals 5-2 Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season but the St. Louis Blues came back to beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night. Ovechkin's first-period goal snapped a six-game drought and tied him with Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history to begin their careers with 14 straight 30-goal seasons. Gartner scored 30 or more in his first 15 seasons for Washington, the Minnesota North Stars, the New York Rangers and Toronto from 1979-94. Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who stopped a two-game skid.

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker returned from a six- game absence to score 28 points and Phoenix beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-99 on Saturday night, giving the Suns a two- game winning streak for the The Suns, coming off a victory over Dallas on Thursday, last won two in a row on Dec.

This is a list of the all-time best regular season winning percentages in the NBA. NBA regular season records. List of National Basketball Association longest winning streaks . Formula for average point differential: The Boston Celtics appear ten times on the list

Capitals backup Pheonix Copley allowed four goals on 37 shots in his first game against his former team. Copley got the start over All-Star Braden Holtby, who injured his left eye Saturday when he took a stick to the face through his mask.

The Blues are finally finding some consistency in their 25th game under interim coach Craig Berube. A penalty to Dunn for boarding Brett Connolly paved the way for Ovechkin's power-play goal, but St. Louis stabilized and got good enough goaltending to finally move above .500 at 13-11-1 since Berube took over for the fired Mike Yeo.

NOTES: With two assists, Ryan O'Reilly now has seven in his past seven games. ... Capitals D Brooks Orpik played in his 1,000th regular-season game. Orpik is the first player in NHL history to reach 1,000 with fewer than 20 career goals. ... Blues forwards Jordan Kyrou and Jordan Nolan were in the lineup after being called up Sunday. ... Copley was originally signed by Washington, traded to St. Louis in 2015 and traded back in 2017. ... Capitals 2013 draft pick Zach Sanford, who went to the Blues in the 2017 trade between the teams, played his first game against Washington.

Capitals rally in third to edge Red Wings 3-2

Capitals rally in third to edge Red Wings 3-2 Michal Kempny scored with 3:52 remaining, and the Washington Capitals snapped their three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Tom Wilson and Travis Boyd also scored for the Capitals, who overcame another fruitless night for their power play and improved to 9-0-2 in their last 11 games against Detroit. Anthony Mantha and Filip Hronek scored for the Red Wings. The Capitals trailed 2-1 heading into the final period, but Boyd tied it off a pass from Alex Ovechkin. Goalie Jimmy Howard nearly made the save sliding from right to left, but the puck made it through.

Dallas started fast with two goals 10 seconds apart and finished strong in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, giving the Stars their first three - game winning streak of the season . Jason Dickinson scored 3:17 into overtime to keep Dallas rolling under first -year coach Jim

Capitals halt blue jackets 16- GAME winning streak . * Holtby earned his fourth shutout of the season , tied for second in the NHL. Three have come in his past It was their first game since New Year's Eve, when Columbus ended Minnesota's franchise-record winning streak at 12 games .

UP NEXT

Blues: Undefeated rookie Jordan Binnington is expected to start in goal when they visit the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Capitals: Look to end their two-game skid when they travel to Nashville to face the Predators on Tuesday.

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