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Richards scores first goal as Caps beat Coyotes 3-2

Richards scores first goal as Caps beat Coyotes 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Richards scored a disputed game-winning goal, his first in more than a year, and the Washington Capitals beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Monday night.

Alex Ovechkin put Washington ahead with his league-leading 39th goal of the season and had an assist.

Evgeny Kuznetsov also had a goal and an assist for NHL-best Washington, which won its fourth straight and ninth in its last 10 games. Braden Holtby made 25 stops for his league-leading 38th win.

Defensemen Connor Murphy and Kevin Connauton scored for Arizona, which began a five-game East Coast road trip with its second consecutive loss.

Louis Domingue made 31 saves for the Coyotes, who...

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