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Blues place defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on IR

Associated Press

St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has been placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury that the team says will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, is upended as he battles for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers center Nick Cousins, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NHL-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

- Associated Press

The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem - power-play goals - and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in each of his first 11 seasons, and Braden Holtby made 33 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Sunday.