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His best saves coming early in the third, Theodore has now stopped 93 of 98 shots (a .949 save percentage) since yielding a goal early in the second period at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 23.

The Caps’ injury situation didn’t get any better - the team was actually without two more guys (defenseman Karl Alzner was out with a hand bruise and forward Donald Brashear with a leg bruise) and a third (defenseman Shaone Morrisonn) left the game after taking a shot off his leg - but they continued to roll.

“We have the power up front to score many goals - we just had to tighten up a bit defensively and the goalies needed to make some big saves at the right time,” Theodore. “Everything came together at the right time.”