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Associated Press, Published March 02 2013

Holtby makes 35 saves and Caps blank Jets

WINNIPEG, Man. – Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots and Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist as the Washington Capitals defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 on Saturday.

It was Holtby's third shutout of the season.

Matt Hendricks and Todd Brouwer also scored for Washington.

Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves for the Jets, who had a three-game winning streak ended.

Tempers flared with just under eight minutes to go as the players on the ice paired up to shove each other around.

Washington 0 1 2 – 3

Winnipeg 0 0 0 – 0

Second period: 1, Washington, Hendricks 4 (Ribeiro, Erskine), 10:56.

Third period: 2, Washington, Brouwer 9 (Backstrom), 3:24. 3, Washington, Ribeiro 7 (Ovechkin, Fehr), 4:16.

Shots on Goal – Washington 5-13-3 – 21. Winnipeg 15-4-16 – 35.

Goalies: Washington, Holtby. Winnipeg, Pavelec. A – 15,004 (15,004). T – 2:26.