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Capitals set franchise record with 55th win

Defeat Avalanche to surpass 54 from 2009-10; Holtby one victory shy of Brodeur's single-season mark

by Rick Sadowski / Correspondent

DENVER -- The Washington Capitals put on a dominating performance Friday at Pepsi Center, yet needed to hold on for a 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Capitals (55-16-6) outshot the Avalanche 47-19 and set a franchise record for wins in a season; Washington won 54 games in 2009-10.

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Duchene returns to Avalanche lineup vs. Capitals

Colorado's leading scorer back after knee injury; Washington's Backstrom won't play

by Rick Sadowski / Correspondent

CAPITALS (54-16-6) at AVALANCHE (39-34-4)

TV: 9 p.m. ET; ALT, CSN-DC, NHL.TV

DENVER -- Center Matt Duchene will return to the Colorado Avalanche lineup Friday against the Washington Capitals at Pepsi Center after missing six games with a knee injury.

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