- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Jay Beagle scored with 30 seconds left in the third period and Braden Holtby made 43 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and Karl Alzner also scored for Washington, which has won six of nine this season (6-2-1). Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists in the finale of the Capitals‘ four-game trip to Canada.

Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck finished with 24 saves.

With the Capitals leading 2-0, Scheifele got the Jets on the scoreboard with his fifth of the season with just under 7 minutes remaining. With the teams playing 4-on-4, Scheifele took a rebound and fired a shot through a narrow opening between Holtby and the postfor his team-leading ninth point of the season.

Lowry tied it with about 2 1/2 minutes to go with his first of the season. Winnipeg winger Joel Armia fought for the puck off the boards and passed it to Lowry, who went in front of Holtby and waited until he was sprawled on the ice to fire the puck into the net.

However, in the final minute, Washington won the faceoff in Winnipeg’s end and Beagle scored his first of the season.

Alzner scored his second goal of the season with 44 seconds left in the first period. His shot from the point appeared to change direction through traffic and went over Hellebuyck’s glove.

It gave the Capitals the first goal for the eighth time in nine games this season.

Winnipeg forward Shawn Matthias suffered a lower-body injury in the first period and didn’t return.

Johansson made it 2-0 at 8:15 of the second after a Jets turnover in the neutral zone. Kuznetsov got the puck and went behind the net before feeding a pass to Johansson, whose shot from close in front went under Hellebuyck.

Holtby was challenged with two minutes left in the second when about six players were in and around his crease as the Jets tried to bang the puck into the net. A review showed it didn’t go in.

NOTES:Johansson’s sixth goal of the season was his fifth in three games and gave him a team-leading 11 points. … Winnipeg was without injured veteran D Tyler Myers and F Drew Stafford. … The Capitals host Winnipeg on Thursday night to complete the home-and-home set and open three-game homestand.

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