Viktor Kozlov scored in the third round of the shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 for their sixth win in their last seven games. Alexander Ovechkin scored his club-record 61st goal for the Caps.
Alexander Semin also scored and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for the Capitals, who are battling Boston for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Cristobal Huet made 25 saves and stopped Carolina's three shooters in the shootout.
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