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Holtby stops 38 shots, Beagle and Backstrom score as Capitals stretch point streak to 9

  • Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) and goalie Braden Holtby (70) celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) and goalie Braden Holtby (70) celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) goes for the puck as it bounces off the pads of Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) with left wing Mike Hoffman (68) nearby, in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) goes for the puck as it bounces off the pads of Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) with left wing Mike Hoffman (68) nearby, in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators right wing Erik Condra (22) has his shot deflected by Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Ottawa Senators right wing Erik Condra (22) has his shot deflected by Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

Washington has won three in a row and is 7-0-2 in its past nine games. Holtby has been in net for all of them.

Backstrom broke a 1-1 tie with 35 seconds left in the second period during a power play. He has 11 goals this season, including six in his last five games. Beagle made it 1-0 at 13:59.

Mike Green assisted on both Capitals goals.

Erik Condra scored his third goal of the season to tie it 1-1 in the second period, and Craig Anderson stopped 21 shots for Ottawa. The Senators are 3-3-1 since Dave Cameron replaced Paul MacLean as head coach.