Blackhawks defeat Capitals

Andrew Shaw scored twice and added an assist to 2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Bryan Bickell had a goal and two assists while Viktor Stalberg and Patrick Kane each had a goal for the Blackhawks, who have won three straight to move two points back of Nashville for the fifth spot in the Western Conference. Corey Crawford allowed two goals on 18 shots in the win.

Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble for the Capitals, who have dropped their past two and are clinging to a two-point lead for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Michal Neuvirth allowed four goals on 28 shots in the loss.