Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Capitals Win Fifth Straight

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Capitals Win Fifth Straight

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John Carlson, Lars Eller and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored to help the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer stopped 37 of 38 shots in his third win of the season. It was Washington's NHL-best 10th straight home win.

Daniel Sedin scored and Jacob Markstrom made 33 saves for the Canucks, who have lost five in a row. Vancouver has gone 2-11-2 in its past 15 games to go from third in the Pacific Division to 14th in the 15-team Western Conference.

Kuznetsov made it 3-1 in the second when he batted the puck out of the air on his own rebound with help from Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson, who accidentally gloved it into his own net. Markstrom did his best to keep his team in the game while the Caps outshot Vancouver 18-4 in the second period, and Grubauer was up to the task in the third with 20 saves. …

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