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Smith stops 31 shots, Coyotes blank NHL-leading Capitals 3-0

  • Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) makes a save off his shoulder as Coyotes' Connor Murphy (5) and Washington Capitals' Justin Williams (14) work for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) makes a save off his shoulder as Coyotes' Connor Murphy (5) and Washington Capitals' Justin Williams (14) work for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes' Anthony Duclair (10) sends a shot at Washington Capitals' Philipp Grubauer, of Germany, as Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, right, of Russia, defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes' Anthony Duclair (10) sends a shot at Washington Capitals' Philipp Grubauer, of Germany, as Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, right, of Russia, defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals' Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes' Laurent Dauphin (76) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Washington Capitals' Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes' Laurent Dauphin (76) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Smith stopped 31 shots for his second shutout since returning from injury, Shane Doan and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored 27 seconds apart early in the third period, and the Arizona Coyotes knocked off the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 3-0 on Saturday night.

Brad Richardson also scored in the third and Max Domi had two assists in teaming with Doan on a dominant night by Arizona's second line.

Doan redirected Domi's shot past Philipp Grubauer for his team-high 27th goal at 5:18. Ekman-Larsson quickly followed with a point shot that deflected off Washington's T.J. Oshie's stick for his team-best 52nd point.

Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Dmitry Orlov each hit the post after that, but Richardson put it away with 6:02 left.

Grubauer made 24 saves filling in for No. 1 goaltender Braden Holtby in the Capitals' second loss in three games since claiming the Presidents' Cup for best record in the NHL.