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Holtby ties record with Brodeur on hand

Capitals goalie wins 48th game to equal single-season mark

by Louie Korac / Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby knew Martin Brodeur was high above in Scottrade Center on Saturday, watching him chase down his NHL record for wins in a season.

A 5-1 win against the St. Louis Blues was Holtby's 48th, tying the mark Brodeur set in 2006-07 with the New Jersey Devils.

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Holtby ties record with Capitals win against Blues

Gets 48th victory to match Brodeur, Ovechkin scores 50th on hat trick

by Louie Korac / Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Goalie Braden Holtby tied the NHL record for wins in a season, Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick to reach 50 goals for the third straight season, and the Washington Capitals defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-1 at Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Holtby made 19 saves for his 48th win in his 66th game (48-9-7). He tied Martin Brodeur, who was 48-23-7 with the New Jersey Devils in 2006-07. Brodeur, the Blues assistant general manager, was in attendance Saturday.

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Ovechkin uses hat trick to reach 50 goals

Capitals forward scores three against Blues to hit mark for seventh time @NHLdotcom

Ovechkin nets the hat trick

WSH@STL: Ovechkin notches 50th goal, gets hat trick

4/9/16: Alex Ovechkin gets a pass from Nicklas Backstrom and drills his 50th goal into the twine, picking up the hat trick in the 3rd period

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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin reached 50 goals this season with a hat trick against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

Ovechkin scored at 4:04 and 6:49 of the first period, and 10:35 into the third period. He has five goals in his past three games.

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Blues forward Tarasenko gets 40th goal

Scores against Capitals in first period to reach mark for first time @NHLdotcom

Tarasenko's 40th goal

WSH@STL: Tarasenko buries feed in front for 40th goal

4/9/16: Vladimir Tarasenko receives a pass from Alex Pietrangelo and flicks his wrist shot into the net, notching his 40th goal of the season

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St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko reached 40 goals in an NHL season for the first time by scoring in the first period against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Tarasenko scored 1:15 into the first period; it was his fourth goal in the past three games.

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Blues must win to keep division hopes alive

Capitals' Holtby can tie Brodeur's single-season wins record

by Louie Korac / Correspondent

CAPITALS (55-17-8) at BLUES (49-23-9)

TV: 8 p.m. ET; CSN-DC, FS-MW, NHLN

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues players said they won't be doing any scoreboard watching when they host the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in their regular-season finale at Scottrade Center.

The coaches are in a different mindset, but the players said Saturday morning they won't pay attention to what's going on in the game between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators.

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Sweet return to St. Louis for Capitals' Oshie

High-flying forward faces Blues for first time since trade

by Katie Brown / Correspondent

ARLINGTON, Va. -- When T.J. Oshie returns to St. Louis on Saturday, he'll feel like a bigger piece of the Washington Capitals' offense than he ever was with the Blues.

In his first season with the Capitals, Oshie has gotten to play on a line with Alex Ovechkin, the League's leading goal-scorer with 47, and elite center Nicklas Backstrom. Oshie, a right wing, has 26 goals, the second time he has topped 20 goals in his eight-season career.

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