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Washington Capitals (23-5-5)

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@ Anh 
W 3-2
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vs. Cls 
L 2-5
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vs. Bos 
W 3-2
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@ TB 
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@ Cls 
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Capitals beat Bruins in showdown between NHL's top two teams

WASHINGTON (AP) Tom Wilson and Zdeno Chara traded punches, the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins exchanged scoring chances and goals and a showdown between the NHL's top two teams more than lived up to its billing.

T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal in the third to extend Washington's longstanding domination of Boston with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in a thrilling back-and-forth game between two hockey heavyweights.

"Both teams were flying around, going that extra step to hit someone all the time," Carlson said. "It was a fun game. It was fun to play in. Still not playoffs, but it was a nice way to get into it after the performance we had on Monday."

Points: J. Carlson45
Plus/Minus: J. Carlson19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin153
PIM: G. Hathaway47
Win: B. Holtby16
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 117 (1)
Shots: 1034 (6)
PP%: 24.0% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 328 (4)
Assists: 184 (3)
SH Goals: 3 (15)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 23 5 5 51
NY Islanders 20 7 2 42
Carolina 19 11 1 39
Philadelphia 17 9 5 39
Pittsburgh 17 10 4 38
NY Rangers 15 12 3 33
Columbus 12 14 4 28
New Jersey 9 16 5 23
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 93 (18)
Shots Against: 1030 (10)
PK%: 85.3% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 323 (3)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.910 (10)
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Date Player Transactions
12/5 T. Geisser Assigned to European Team EV Zug-Switzerland
12/1 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/1 B. Malenstyn Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/28 G. Hathaway Suspension Over
11/24 M. Sgarbossa Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/23 K. Clark Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/22 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/22 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/20 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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