John Carlson scored at 2:17 of overtime, Braden Holtby made 22 saves and the Washington Capitals moved within grasping distance of the Presidents' Trophy with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Carlson, playing for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury on Feb. 24, took a pass from Jason Chimera and ripped a shot from the right circle that beat Scott Wedgewood.
Wedgewood, who shut out Pittsburgh on Thursday night, had his shutout streak of 159 minutes, 34 seconds ended by the goal. It was the second goal he has given up in three NHL starts. On Friday, he stopped 25 shots.
The win gave Washington 111 points. They can clinch their first Presidents' Trophy since 2009-10 with a point against the Blues on Saturday or Dallas losing earlier in the day. >> Read more