Washington 1, Winnipeg 0

Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 16-13-0-1 10-5-0-1 6-8-0-0 W1
Winnipeg 14-13-3-1 10-5-0-0 4-8-3-1 L1


Alex Ovechkin's goal with 1:14 remaining provided the lone offense as the Washington Capitals defeated Winnipeg 1-0 on Thursday, ending the Jets' five-game home winning streak.

With the teams on the verge of overtime, Nicklas Backstrom forced a turnover in the neutral zone and the loose puck ended up on the stick of Marcus Johansson. He broke in and dropped a pass to Ovechkin, who wristed the puck between the legs of Winnipeg netminder Ondrej Pavelec.

Washington counterpart Michal Neuvirth turned aside 26 shots for his first shutout of the season as the Capitals won for the fourth time in the past six games.

The teams played to a scoreless duel over the first 40 minutes, with both netminders making a number of solid saves.

Neuvirth had a pair of point-blank stops barely four minutes into the game, getting his right pad on an Evander Kane one-timer before corralling a Bryan Little shot on the same offensive sequence.

Pavelec (27 saves) was equally stingy. His best save came with just under seven minutes left in the second period on a Brooks Laich shot that he rejected with his left pad after it changed direction on the way to the net.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Winnipeg
Alex Ovechkin 1 Points N/A
Alex Ovechkin 1 Goals N/A
Nicklas Backstrom 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth 1.000 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .964
Michal Neuvirth 26 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 28 1 0-2 4-4 8 27
Winnipeg 26 0 0-4 2-2 4 24

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Jets have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .471 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Capitals have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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