Thrashers handle Capitals

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday March 16, 2009

ATLANTA (AP) -- Kari Lehtonen made a career-high 49 saves, and Slava Kozlov and Tobias Enstrom each had a goal and an assist to help the Atlanta Thrashers win a team-record sixth straight game, 5-1 over the Washington Capitals on Monday night.

Washington, which ranks second in the Eastern Conference and is tied for third overall with 229 goals, had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Lehtonen, who faced a career-high 50 shots, nearly earned his third shutout in five starts, but Eric Fehr spoiled the bid with 1:15 remaining when he swept in his 11th goal.

Alex Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal scorer and the reigning MVP, was held without a point for the first time in 11 games and the second time in 22.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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