Capitals win ninth straight, Wild extend streak

By Sacha Pisani 16 January 2017
Capitals win ninth straight, Wild extend streak

The Washington Capitals continued their red-hot form as the Minnesota Wild rolled on in the NHL.

Washington made it nine consecutive wins by crushing the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Sunday.

The Wild extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 victory at the Chicago Blackhawks.

Elsewhere, the New Jersey Devils and the St Louis Blues prevailed in overtime.

 

CAPS STAY HOT

Justin Williams and Matt Niskanen tallied two goals apiece for the Capitals, who claimed first place in the NHL with 63 points.

The Capitals pulled clear in the third and final period, scoring four unanswered goals in Washington.

 

WILD COMPLETE RALLY

From two goals down, the Wild overcame the Blackhawks.

Jason Pominville scored the game-winning goal for Minnesota, who have won their past eight regular-season clashes against Chicago since 2014-15.

 

BERGLUND WINS IT FOR ST LOUIS

BLUES END ANAHEIM DROUGHT

For the first time since October 2009, the Blues beat the Anaheim Ducks on the road courtesy of a 2-1 triumph.

The Devils trumped the Vancouver Canucks by the same scoreline in overtime.

 

CAN CAPS MAKE IT 10 IN A ROW?

The streaking Capitals face reigning champions the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. The Montreal Canadiens take on the Detroit Red Wings, while the Tampa Bay Lightning meet the Los Angeles Kings.

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