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Topic - Ondrej Pavelec
Martin Erat scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout on Tuesday night, lifting Washington to a 5-4 win over Winnipeg despite being outshot 47-32 and giving the Jets many breakaway chances.
It's Washington's sixth straight playoff appearance and fifth division championship in that time. It's also something that would have been difficult to envision at several points earlier this season. The Caps started 2-8-1 and were at the bottom of the NHL standings.
Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and Braden Holtby made 30 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-1 on Friday.
Braden Holtby made 19 saves and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists as the Washington Capitals defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 Thursday night. Nicklas Backstrom scored and had an assist for Washington (13-16-1), while Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson added goals as well.
Holtby stopped 35 shots and Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist and the Capitals blanked the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 Saturday.
When the Washington Capitals are on, they're a thing of beauty to watch.
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec tried to distance himself from the hype over Friday night's matchup with the Washington Capitals.
Two-goal lead and easy couple of points — all gone in 12 seconds. On Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals went from cruise control to a 3-2 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets at Verizon Center that left Matt Hendricks at a loss.
Alex Ovechkin scored with 1:14 left, and Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Washington Capitals' 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Ondrej Pavelec made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season and Nik Antropov scored the only goal as the Atlanta Thrashers won for only the fifth time in 17 games, blanking Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Wednesday night.Paul
Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec had plenty of help in his latest superb effort against the Washington Capitals.
Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec has a concussion and remained hospitalized Saturday undergoing additional tests to determine why he collapsed in the season opener.
Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec was in stable condition at a hospital Friday night after collapsing to the ice in the early minutes of the season-opening game against the Washington Capitals.
Shea Weber scored a power-play goal and added an assist as the Nashville Predators beat the Atlanta Thrashers 2-1 in a preseason game on Monday night.
Jonathan Sigalet and Mike Blunden scored 26 seconds apart in the first period and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their preseason opener under new coach Scott Arneil, 5-2 over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.
Pavelec denied the Stars on all three attempts in the 2-1 Jets win.
"It's disappointing, (there's) no excuse for it that's for sure, but tomorrow's another day and another game Sunday."