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  • "It's been pretty good. I think it's tough to say right now," Aucoin said. "We have three, four lines that can go out there and score every night. Me and Chris Bourque have been playing really well together. It makes it a lot easier when you have camaraderie with a guy like that. You can go out there and score."

    Capitals not forgetting about Rene Bourque, but focus is on the two points →

  • "It's a big win," said forward Keith Aucoin, who scored his first NHL goal since 2009 on Saturday. "We've had a tough stretch and to win two games back-to-back like that, we haven't done that in a little while, so it was good, especially a hard road game tonight."

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