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Digest (Nov. 22): Ovechkin, Backstrom team to lift Capitals past Senator

Digest (Nov. 22): Ovechkin, Backstrom team to lift Capitals past Senator

Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in seven games, Jakub Vrana had two goals for the first time in his career and the Washington Capitals defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Ovechkin's 14th goal came in his first game this season as linemates with Nicklas Backstrom, who led the team in assists last season. Backstrom assisted on the play.

Evgeny Kuznetsov added a goal and two assists, and Alex Chiasson had a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who have earned at least a point against the Senators in nine consecutive meetings.

Braden Holtby made 29 saves to help Washington avoid its first set of back-to-back home losses this season.

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