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Ovechkin scores 10th goal of the season, Capitals beat Oilers 4-1

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    Washington Capitals' Steve Oleksy (61) is checked by Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Jones (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson) (The Associated Press)

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    Washington Capitals' Martin Erat (10) and Troy Brouwer (20) battle for the puck with Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Ference (21) as goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) protects the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson) (The Associated Press)

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    Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) and Edmonton Oilers' Ladislav Smid (5) battle for the puck in the corner during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson) (The Associated Press)

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 10th goal and added an assist for the Washington Capitals, who beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night for their third straight win.

Joel Ward, Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Capitals (5-5-0), who have won four of five.

Justin Schultz had the lone goal for the Oilers (3-7-1), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Edmonton has lost six of eight.

Ovechkin netted his 10th goal in 10 games with 1:47 left in the first period. A faceoff deep in Oilers territory came back to the Washington captain, who put a quick wrist shot up high past goalie Devan Dubnyk.