NHL

Capitals hold on to beat Avalanche for 6th straight win

  • Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, front left, is congratulated after scoring a goal as he passes the team box with center Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche late Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski))

    Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, front left, is congratulated after scoring a goal as he passes the team box with center Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche late Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski))  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, right, of Russia, passes the puck as Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski))

    Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, right, of Russia, passes the puck as Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski))  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals center Lars Eller, left, of Denmark, drives to the net past Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski))

    Washington Capitals center Lars Eller, left, of Denmark, drives to the net past Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski))  (The Associated Press)

Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, Jay Beagle and John Carlson also scored and the Washington Capitals kept rolling with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

The Capitals, with 110 points, are five points ahead of idle Columbus and on track to clinch the President's Trophy for most points in the league for the second straight season.

Alex Ovechkin didn't record a point and remained tied with Alexander Mogilny for second place in scoring among Russian-born players in the NHL. Both have 1,032 points, trailing only Sergei Fedorov (1,179).

Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists and Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots in his first start in nine games for the Capitals. Lars Eller scored into an empty net.