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WASHINGTON – Braden Holtby made 26 saves to help the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Holtby lowered his NHL-best goals-against average to 1.83 and improved to 20-4-1. He has allowed three goals in his last three games, making 35 saves in a 2-1 victory at Tampa Bay on Saturday night and 44 in a 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday night.
Michael Latta opened the scoring in the first period and set up John Carlson's second-period goal.
Washington's Tom Wilson was hit with a late match penalty, and Bobby Ryan scored for Ottawa on the power play with 4:14 left
Eastern Conference-leading Washington has won three consecutive games and four of its last five. Ottawa has dropped three of its last four games.