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WASHINGTON (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov beat Ottawa’s goaltender twice on Tuesday night. The Washington Capitals‘ penalty kill took it from there.Kuznetsov scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season and the Capitals killed six of seven penalties en route to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Senators.”I thought the PK was the start. I thought our resiliency was a start Womens Evander Kane Jersey ,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. ”And we sort of had each others’ back a little bit. We took some penalties, warranted or not, and we had to battle through with it.”Tom Wilson also scored for Washington, which completed a 3-0 season sweep of Ottawa to move back into first place in the Metropolitan Division by one point over Philadelphia.Capitals No. 2 goalie Philipp Grubauer made 28 saves in his 18th start and fourth straight win. Matt Niskanen assisted on both of Kuznetsov’s goals, each coming less than a minute after one of Ottawa’s failed power plays.”Pretty special night by Kuzy,” Wilson said. ”He’s really feeling it as of late. It’s pretty fun to watch when he turns it on.”Kuznetsov has three goals and three assists over his last three games.The Capitals entered with the NHL’s 19th-ranked penalty kill unit, but got the better of the Senators’ 27th-ranked power play. A day before, the same unit allowed two goals in a 5-1 road loss at Columbus.”It’s been a little bit up and down lately,” Grubauer said of the team’s overall performance. ”You’ve got to find a way to make sure the next one is as good as this one.”Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist a day after Ottawa elected not to deal the All-Star defenseman at the NHL trade deadlineMike Hoffman added his 18th goal on a second-period power play for the Senators, who have lost five straight overall and 22 of their last 25 on the road.Ottawa’s man-advantage struggles included failing to score during two 5-on-3 stretches that totaled 2:20, though Hoffman’s goal came seconds after the first one ended. The Senators’ power-play unit didn’t apply much pressure after Washington’s last two penalties.”A lot of around and around and around, and no pucks on net Authentic Joe Pavelski Jersey ,” coach Guy Boucher lamented. ”No pucks on net, 100 percent sure of not scoring.”Kuznetsov put Washington up 1-0 late in the first period on a breakout only 12 seconds after the Capitals completed their first penalty kill, easily one-timing T.J. Oshie’s cross-ice feed past goaltender Mike Condon.Kuznetsov struck again moments before the second period expired, making it 3-1 when he beat Condon on a slick wraparound.Karlsson snuck in a shot from a tight angle behind Grubauer early in the third to cut Ottawa’s deficit to one. But the Capitals killed two more penalties in the final period to preserve their win.”The percentage and the kill on the year and the rank in the league, it doesn’t matter,” Wilson said. ”It comes down to big kills late in the game, and we got the job done tonight.”NOTES: Senators D Mark Borowiecki strained his neck in the first period and did not return. . Ottawa D Chris Wideman (hamstring) rejoined the team for practice on Monday. He hasn’t played since Nov. 16. . Grubauer started after playing the final two periods of Washington’s 5-1 loss Monday night. . Swedish Ambassador to the United States Karin Olofsdotter was in attendance.UP NEXTSenators: Visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.Capitals: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs in an outdoor game Saturday at U.S. Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.— NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the New Jersey Devils sinking fast in the Eastern Conference, their top line of Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri and Nico Hischier came to the rescue as one would expect.The Devils got the unexpected, too Joe Thornton Jersey , in beating the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night.They got a bizarre, play-of-year type goal that featured New Jersey Sami Vatanen making a diving size in his own crease, a loose puck hitting a glove on the ice to set up a 2-on-0 break that Hall capped with goal.Hall had two goals and two assists, Palmieri added a goal and two assists and Hischier had a goal and an assist as the slumping Devils won for only the fourth time in the last 17 games (4-7-6).“It’s fun to see those guys when they’re going,” Vatanen said. “I don’t think there are many guys who can stop them if they keep playing like that and creating so many chances. It’s fun to watch.”The goal everyone enjoyed was Hall’s second of the game which came with the Devils’ leading 3-1.Keith Kinkaid made a save on a point shot defenseman Thomas Chabot, but the rebound went to Brady Tkachuk on the edge of the crease. His backhander toward an open net was blocked by sliding Vatanen.“Pure desperation — it was luck and saw the guy was in back door and I just closed my eyes and dove and luckily it hit me,” Vatanen said.Hischier, who was also in the crease, pushed the puck out of danger and Palmieri moved it toward the blue line. Senators forward Mark Stone briefly controlled it and lost it. The loose puck hit a glove on the ice and Palmieri collected it and led a 2-on-0 up the ice, before sliding a pass to Hall, who beat Anderson for his 11th goal of the season and his second in a 72-second span.“I couldn’t believe that it stayed out,” Hall said about Tkachuk’s shots. “I thought that they were going to go to review and it would be a goal but just that’s what we had to do Joonas Donskoi Jersey , those second and third efforts.”Matt Duchene, who returned to the Senators lineup after missing six games with a groin injury and scored two goals, called Hall’s second on crazy.“They had two D-men make unbelievable plays, then the puck takes a weird bounce on Stoney, hits a glove that is sitting in the middle of the ice and they go the other way and they made a really nice play,” he said. “A very bizarre play. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like that quite before.”Hall had given New Jersey a 3-1 lead with a power-play goal 72 seconds before his second goal.Pavel Zacha scored on a breakaway 2:03 after the opening faceoff and Palmieri stretched the lead to 2-0 at 10:54 after being set up by Hall, whose four-point night matched his best of the season.Duchene netted a power-play goal to cut the lead to 2-1 at 2:20 of the second period, but Hall scored twice over the next three minutes to balloon the lead to three goals.Senators goaltender Craig Anderson gave up five goals on 25 shots before being replaced by Mike McKenna for the third period.NOTESBig Grinevils place F Marcus Johansson on injured reserve and activated F Stefan Noesen off the same list. … Chabot played in his 100th NHL game. … Ottawa was playing its first game since Monday and looked out of sorts. The Devils were playing their second in two nights and seemed quicker, especially early in the game.UP NEXTSenators: Host Washington Capitals on Saturday nightDevils: Host Columbus on Sunday in second meeting in four days. The Blue Jackets won 2-1 on Thursday night in Columbus.

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