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Braden Holtby makes 35 saves as Capitals ground Winnipeg Jets 3-0

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 5:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG - Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots and Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist as the Washington Capitals defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 on Saturday.

Matt Hendricks and Todd Brouwer, with his team-leading ninth goal of the season, also scored for Washington (8-11-1).

It was Holtby's third shutout of the season in his 14th game (7-7-0).

Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves for the Jets (10-10-1), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

The last time the Jets went scoreless at home was Jan. 12, 2012 in a 2-0 loss to San Jose. The last time they were shut out was in a 3-0 loss in Montreal on Feb. 5, 2012.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery