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Ward scores game winner in Capitals' 5-4 OT win over Sharks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Joel Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Jay Beagle scored twice and John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five.

Brent Burns scored twice, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also got goals as the Sharks lost their third straight and fifth in six games. Burns scored his goals within 22 seconds of the second period.

Braden Holtby, with a 0.88 GAA over his last five, saved 26 of 30 shots for Washington. Antti Niemi stopped 28 of 33 shots.

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