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Caps rip 'Canes, push point streak to 14

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) Dmitry Orlov pump-faked and passed instead of shooting, turning down his best chance at a hat trick.

After the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 on Monday night to extend their point streak to 14 games, Alex Ovechkin joked that while everyone tells Orlov to shoot more, he prefers to dish the puck like Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.

"Russian Lidstrom," Ovechkin said with a smile.

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