WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Braden Holtby made 20 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and two assists in the Washington Capitals' 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and an assist for Washington, while Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson also scored.
Holtby also blanked Winnipeg 3-0 on March 2, giving him the only shutouts against Winnipeg this season.
Ondrej Pavelec faced 25 shots for the Jets, who had their three-game home winning streak snapped.
Winnipeg stayed in the Southeast Division's top spot and third place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes, who lost 4-1 to New Jersey on Thursday night.
The Jets and Washington play again Friday night in Winnipeg.