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Holtby, Capitals defeat Blue Jackets 4-1

9:48 PM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Braden Holtby made 37 saves and Martin Erat assisted on three Washington goals in the Capitals' 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Joel Ward and Brooks Laich scored in the second period for the Capitals, and Troy Brouwer and Alex Ovechkin gave Washington a cushion early in the third.

Artem Anisimov spoiled Holtby's shutout at 15:05 of the third.

The Capitals snapped a two game skid and finished their five-game homestand 2-3.

Sergei Bobrovsky had 35 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four straight.

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