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Capitals blow out Flyers 5-0 to win 9th consecutive game (Yahoo Sports)


Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) celebrates a win over the Philadelphia Flyers with goalie Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, after an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Washington Capitals showed they could get away with a slow start and still pull out another win. Despite a sluggish beginning that forced backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to be on top of his game, the Capitals’ offense came to life in a 5-0 blowout of the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. Washington has won a season-best nine in a row to climb atop the Metropolitan Division, Eastern Conference and NHL standings with 63 points.

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