Blue Jackets vs. Capitals: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

January 5th, 2017 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The Washington Capitals put history on hold Thursday at the Verizon Center. 

Washington ended the Columbus Blue Jackets' 16-game winning streak with a commanding 5-0 victory and prevented the visitors from tying the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins' NHL record of 17 consecutive wins. It was also a notable effort for the Capitals because they are chasing the Blue Jackets in the Metropolitan Division.

Washington now has 53 points after four straight wins, while Columbus remains at 58 points.

Daniel Winnik and John Carlson put the Capitals in control when they each scored a first-period goal, and Nate Schmidt and Andre Burakovsky essentially iced the win with a second-period goal apiece. Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was pulled in the third period after Justin Williams added a fifth goal.

Bobrovsky saved 18 of 23 shots and was no match for his counterpart. Braden Holtby turned away all 29 of Columbus' shots and was the best player on the ice throughout the game.

It didn't take the Capitals long to strike against the streaking Blue Jackets. Winnik buried a loose puck in t ...

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