March 25, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates with Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault (85) after scoring a goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Matt Hackett (31) in the second period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Wild Vs. Capitals: Washington Picks Up Crucial Win, 3-0

The Capitals vault back ahead of the Buffalo Sabres and into the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Wild Vs. Capitals Final Score: Washington Holds On For 3-0 Win

Overcoming a slow start and 20 giveaways, the Washington Capitals were able to pull out a win against the struggling Minnesota Wild by the score of 3-0 at the Verizon Center Sunday evening. The Capitals were able to pull out the win despite being outshot by the Wild 28-23.

After taking a 2-0 lead into the second period, the Capitals were able to add an insurance goal when Alex Ovechkin scored 36th goal of the season from Marcus Johansson and John Carlson at the 8:31 mark of the period.

Much of the credit for the win goes to back-up goalie Braden Holtby who stopped all 28 shots he faced. The Capitals also did a great job staying out of the penalty box, as they only had to go shorthanded twice all evening.

The Capitals next game is a critical matchup with the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night in Washington. The two teams are currently tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

For more on the Capitals, visit Jasper's Rink.

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Wild Vs. Capitals: Washington Takes 2-0 Lead On Goals By Jason Chimera And Mathieu Perreault

In the most important game of their season to this point, the Washington Capitals broke through for two goals in the final ten minutes of the second period to take a 2-0 lead over the Minnesota Wild.

Washington took a 1-0 lead at the 10:09 mark of the period as Jason Chimera finished off a 2-on-1 break with Alexander Semin and scored his 19th goal of the season.

The Capitals took advantage of a piece of good fortune to take a 2-0 lead. With 6:04 left in the period, Clayton Stoner was sent to the box for delay of game after shooting the puck into the crowd from his own zone. However, replays appeared to show that the puck had actually deflected off Mike Knuble's stick and into the crowd.

Regardless, the Capitals took advantage of the gift as Mathieu Perreault scored his 14th goal of the year at the 15:15 mark to put Washington up, 2-0.

For more updates from this game, keep it tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the Washington Capitals, visit Jasper's Rink. For more on the Minnesota Wild, make sure to stop by Hockey Wilderness. Still not enough hockey for you? The SB Nation NHL Hub Page will have all the latest news from around the league.

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Wild Vs. Capitals Score Update: Score Tied At 0-0 After One Period

Although both teams had chances in the first period, neither the MInnesota Wild nor the Washington Capitals were able to put a shot in the net, as the score is tied 0-0 after one.

Although the Capitals had two chances on the power play in the first period, the Wild have dominated many aspects of the game, including a 12-5 advantage in faceoffs, a 10-8 advantage in hits, and a 12-7 edge in shots. The Capitals have also hurt themselves with five giveaways.

Both goalies have been doing well in net, with Matt Hackett of Minnesota stopping all 7 shots he faced, while Braden Holtby of Washington has stopped all 12 shots on net.

For more updates from this game, keep it tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the Washington Capitals, visit Jasper's Rink. For more on the Minnesota Wild, make sure to stop by Hockey Wilderness. Still not enough hockey for you? The SB Nation NHL Hub Page will have all the latest news from around the league.

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Wild Vs. Capitals: Game Time, TV Schedule, Audio Stream, And More

The Washington Capitals are looking to get back into the Eastern Conference playoff hunt and have a good chance to do so against the Minnesota Wild Sunday night. The Wild are making their first trip to Washington since 2009, and have won just 11 games since December 10. Here is all the information you need to enjoy tonight's contest including a link to live audio.

Location: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Time: 5:00 p.m. EST
Capitals TV: NBC Sports Network
Capitals Radio: WFED 1500 AM

There will be plenty more on this game throughout the night, so make sure to stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all the latest news and analysis on the Washington Capitals, please visit Jasper's Rink. For more on the Wild, stop by Hockey Wilderness. Still not enough hockey coverage for you? The SB Nation NHL Hub Page has all the latest news around the NHL as the playoff picture becomes clearer.

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Wild Vs. Capitals Game Preview: Caps Look To Bounce Back

The Washington Capitals look to get back into the playoff picture when they take on a struggling Minnesota Wild squad Sunday evening.

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