WASHINGTON - Alexander Semin scored twice, Michael Nylander added another goal on a penalty shot, and the Washington Capitals limited Vancouver to only 10 shots on goal Monday night in a 5-1 victory over the Canucks.
Washington broke a franchise record for fewest shots allowed by an opponent. The previous low was 11. Vancouver barely avoided breaking its franchise low of eight.
The Canucks scored a total of 11 goals in their previous two games, both victories over Calgary. But they managed only two shots against Capitals goalie Brent Johnson in the first period, one in the second, and seven in the third.
Alexander Edler had the Canucks' lone goal.