Capitals extend streak, Luongo claims milestone win

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The Washington Capitals recorded their sixth straight NHL victory on Monday as Roberto Luongo claimed a milestone win.

Led by Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals struck three third-period goals to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1.

Luongo moved into fifth for NHL career wins as the Florida Panthers shut out the New Jersey Devils 3-0.

Meanwhile, there were wins for the Winnipeg Jets and Dallas Stars.

 

CAPITALS CRUISE

It took until the third period for the Capitals to break their game against the Canadiens open.

Nicklas Backstrom had put them ahead before Tomas Plekanec tied the game in a power-play.

But Washington took over from there, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brett Connolly and Ovechkin (who had three points to take his NHL tally to 999) scored.

 

LUONGO UNBEATABLE

Luongo made 28 saves for the Panthers on his way to passing Terry Sawchuk with his 448th win.

Goals from Reilly Smith, Jussi Jokinen and Vincent Trocheck were enough to see the Panthers to their win.

 

OVECHKIN CLOSES ON 1,000

JETS, STARS WIN

The Winnipeg Jets shut out the Calgary Flames 2-0 and the Dallas Stars won a wild game against the Los Angeles Kings 6-4.

 

BLUE JACKETS HEAD TO NORTH CAROLINA

Cam Atkinson (39 points) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (28-7-4) visit the Carolina Hurricanes (18-15-7) on Tuesday.