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Capitals top Devils on Orpik's late goal

Defenseman breaks tie by scoring with 3:58 remaining

by Katie Brown / Correspondent

Orpik's 3rd-period goal

NJD@WSH: Orpik gives Capitals the lead

2/20/16: Brooks Orpik fires a wrist shot that gets by Cory Schneider for a 4-3 Capitals' lead

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WASHINGTON -- It took 13 NHL seasons and 798 regular-season games, but Brooks Orpik finally has a game-winning goal.

At first he wasn't sure if it was really his.

"There was so much traffic in front," Orpik said after his goal with 3:58 remaining in the third period gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center on Saturday. "I put it on net, I knew [Devils goaltender Cory] Schneider probably couldn't see it either. Either [T.J. Oshie] or [Alex Ovechkin] started celebrating, so I knew it was in."

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Capitals to keep new lines intact vs. Devils

Ovechkin, Burakovsky switch places in lineup

by Katie Brown / Correspondent

DEVILS (29-23-7) at CAPITALS (42-10-4) 

TV: 7 p.m. ET; MSG+, CSN-DC, NHL.TV 

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals will stick with their changes to the top six for a second consecutive game when they play the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center on Saturday.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz flipped left wingers Alex Ovechkin and Andre Burakovsky on the top two lines Thursday, a 3-2 overtime win at the New York Islanders.

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