Caps edge Oilers, push home streak to 13

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WASHINGTON (AP) Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home winning streak alive.

Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves as the Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night to tie their franchise record with their 13th consecutive home victory. Washington's run of scoring five-plus goals at home ended at 11, but in shutting down Connor McDavid and Co., the top team in the NHL showed it can win yet another way.

Without injured defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik and forward T.J. Oshie, the Capitals handled the Oilers' blazing speed with their most a href(equals)'https://apnews.com/1205a4b5bc0b4356938af43ce4bbd1db/Niskanen,-Orpik,-Oshie-miss-Capitals'-game-vs.-Oilers'patchwork lineup/a of the season.


Rank Player +/-
1 R. Suter, Min33
2t B. Orpik, Was32
2t J. Spurgeon, Min32
2t J. Zucker, Min32
5 J. Schultz, Pit31
6 M. Koivu, Min30
7 M. Granlund, Min29
8t M. Grabner, NYR28
8t D. Orlov, Was28
10 T. Oshie, Was26
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Rank Player W
1 D. Dubnyk, Min32
2t S. Bobrovsky, Cls31
2t B. Holtby, Was31
2t C. Talbot, Edm31
5t M. Jones, SJ28
5t H. Lundqvist, NYR28
5t T. Rask, Bos28
8 P. Budaj, LA27
9 C. Price, Mon25
10t F. Andersen, Tor24
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