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The Washington Capitals thoroughly outplayed the Edmonton Oilers on the way to a 3-2 win Monday night at Rogers Place.
Goalie Stuart Skinner held the Oilers in it, making 47 saves on 50 shots.
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Brett Kulak opened the scoring early in the second when his long shot found its way past Charlie Lindgren. Lars Eller took advantage of an Oilers turnover to even it up a few minutes later. With Evan Bouchard in the box for cross checking, Connor McDavid stole the puck from John Carlson at the Oilers blue line and went in alone. He beat Lindgren five hole for his 21st. On the same power play, T.J. Oshie scored from in front to make it 2-2.
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With 12:47 to go in the third, Aliaksei Protas dropped a pass to Nic Dowd, who wired a shot past Skinner’s glove. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a great chance to tie it with eight minutes left but Lindgren shot out the left pad for the denial.
The Oilers, 14-12, will host Arizona on Wednesday (630 CHED, Face-off Show 6 p.m., game at 7:30 p.m.).