NEW YORK (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout and regulation to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three of four Rangers in the shootout as the Capitals extended their winning streak to three.
Arron Asham and Derek Stepan had New York's goals in regulation and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots.
Ovechkin scored in the second round of the shootout, only to see Derek Stepan tally for New York to knot it at 1-1 after three rounds.
After Holtby denied Brad Richards, Backstrom beat Lundqvist to decide the contest in the fourth round.