Red-hot Devils host Ovechkin, Capitals

Washington (32-15-4) at New Jersey (32-15-3), 7:00 p.m. EST

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) — The New Jersey Devils will try
and extend their winning streak to nine games when the club
hosts the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

The last two wins for the Devils, who haven’t lost since January
11, have followed a similar script.

Trailing 3-2 at Boston on Thursday, New Jersey tied the contest
on Patrik Elias’ goal with 1:45 left. Jamie Langenbrunner
followed with the game-winner at 1:11 of overtime.

On Friday, trailing Pittsburgh 3-2, Langenbrunner tied the game
with 31 seconds to play and then scored the game-winner in

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The Capitals, who are 5-1-1 in their last seven games, are
coming off a 7-4 triumph over Ottawa on Sunday.

All-Star Alex Ovechkin recorded his seventh career hat trick in
the win, one game after scoring twice in a 4-2 victory over the
Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. Ovechkin’s outburst has him atop
the league with 36 goals.

New Jersey has won two of the three meetings with Washington
this season, claiming both victories in overtime.