- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tomas Fleischmann had his first multipoint game in nearly two months, and the Washington Capitals got goals from six different players to move into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-4 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Thrashers.

In a scoring slump since mid-January, when he appeared headed for a breakout 30-goal season, Fleischmann opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the first period and assisted on Alexander Semin’s tally during the Capitals’ three-goal barrage in the third.

Keith Aucoin, Michael Nylander, Eric Fehr and Brooks Laich also scored for the Capitals, who lead the New Jersey Devils by two points in the battle for the East’s No. 2 seed. Each team has three games remaining.

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