Jagr sets up 2 goals to lead Devils over Caps

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“Once Jags got it, I tried to back off and give myself a little room if the puck bounced,” Henrique said. “It was a great play by him. Merry Christmas!”

Schneider, who came into the game with a 0.96 goals against average in his last five starts, didn’t let the Capitals on the board until Chimera deflected a point shot by John Erskine into the net midway through the final period.

Washington had its chances before that. Schneider stopped a short-handed breakaway by Jay Beagle in the second period and Brooks Laich had a shot later in the session hit off the goalpost.

“We had three short-handed breakaways and we didn’t score,” Washington coach Adam Oates said. “He held them in and made the saves when he needed to. We made saves, too. You need execution, and the mistakes are not blatant, but, no mistakes, it’s still the NHL, and you get burned.”

Neuvirth was almost as good as Schneider. He finished with 28 saves and was outstanding during the Devils‘ five power plays.

NOTES: Gionta’s third tally of the season ended a 13-game goal drought. …Washington is 1-of-24 on the power play in the last eight games. …Chimera played his 300th game for the Capitals.

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