Capitals 1, Jets 0

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 16, 2011
Alex Ovechkin scored with 1:14 left, and Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Washington Capitals' 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Ovechkin took a drop pass from Marcus Johansson at the Winnipeg blue-line and fired a shot through Ondrej Pavelec's pads for his 10th of the season. Washington improved to 4-4 since Dale Hunter took over as coach. Pavelec made 27 saves for Winnipeg. The Jets had won five straight at home. It was the third of six meetings this season between the Southeast Division rivals. The Jets beat Washington in Winnipeg and lost on the road in overtime. Neuvirth was forced to make a number of big saves in the first period as the Jets outshot the Capitals 14-7 and had the lone power play. Winnipeg had two more power plays in the second, but only put one shot on Neuvirth with the man advantage. Washington, which also had a power play in the second, sent 12 shots at Pavelec, who was making his 27th start of the season. Ovechkin, who was booed every time he touched the puck, didn't have a shot on goal until late in the second period. The teams traded power plays in the third period, but the Jets didn't even get one shot on Neuvirth with their advantage. The Capitals went ahead on shots on goal late in third, but Pavelec kept them out with a couple of big saves before Ovechkin's winner. NOTES: Jets forward Jim Slater played his 400th NHL game, all with the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise. ... Ovechkin has up 65 points in his career against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise, more than any other team he's played against.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst: NFL Week 2
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Gabbert in danger of losing starting job to Kaepernick

John Fox won't commit to Cutler as starter when healthy

Report: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins claimed by Jets off waivers

Dez Bryant to undergo MRI after suffering knee injury

Report: Adrian Peterson determined to play again in 2016

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: McDaniels plans to leave Pats, pursue head-coaching job

Report: Cam Newton feels good, ankle not a problem

Palmer's death brings heartfelt statements from Woods, Obama

Paul Pierce announces he will retire after upcoming season

Report: Russell Wilson believed to have a sprained MCL

WATCH: Travis Kelce shows off nifty dance moves after TD

Kevin Garnett's unique career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

15 greatest calls of Vin Scully's career

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Chris Bosh deserved more than our jokes and underappreciation

LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand for national anthem

Ben McAdoo: Odell Beckham needs to control his emotions more

Saban rips LSU for firing Miles in middle of season

Box Score: 9/26 - Ratings, Cosell, kitties and stadium names

Ten biggest winners and losers from NFL Week 3

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Kevin Garnett's unique NBA career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank?

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker