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Associated Press, Published March 25 2012

Ovechkin, Capitals complete shut out win over Wild

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alex Ovechkin continued his recent resurgence with his ninth goal in seven games, and the Washington Capitals pulled back into the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

Minnesota 0 0 0 – 0

Washington 0 2 1 – 3

Second period: 1, Washington, Chimera 19 (Semin), 10:09. 2, Washington, Perreault 14 (Brouwer, Ovechkin), 15:15 (pp).

Third period: 3, Washington, Ovechkin 36 (Johansson, Carlson), 8:31.

Shots on Goal – Minnesota 12-5-11 – 28. Washington 7-8-8 – 23.

Goalies: Minnesota, Hackett 3-6-0 (23 shots-20 saves). Washington, Holtby 2-1-1 (28-28).

A – 18,506 (18,398). T – 2:22.