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RALEIGH, N.C. – Jason Chimera and Michael Latta scored, and the Washington Capitals held on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win.
Phillipp Grubauer made 31 saves for the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals. They improved to 12-3-1 on the road and enter the holiday break with their second six-game winning streak of the season.
Kris Versteeg scored with 17:42 remaining for the Hurricanes, but Grubauer shut them out the rest of the way.
Cam Ward made 19 stops for Carolina, which had earned points in six of eight games while scoring 28 goals in that span.
(This version corrects the spelling of Grubauer.)