Holtby makes 20 saves and Ovechkin has goal and 2 assists in Capitals' 4-0 blanking of Jets

Published March 21, 2013

| Associated Press

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.

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