WASHINGTON — Dmitry Orlov scored with 6:32 left in the third period, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals edged the Edmonton Oilers 1-0 Monday night.
Tom Wilson started the game-winning play by coming up with a puck in the right corner. He quickly sent it across the ice to Orlov, who fired a high slap shot past goalie Anders Nilsson from the left circle.
Brooks Laich also got an assist as the Capitals won their second consecutive game. Washington increased the pressure on offence in the third, registering 15 of its 30 shots after Edmonton had kept the Capitals quiet before that.
Holtby made a number of tough stops on a night when Washington needed some help because its offence wasn't as effective as usual. He came up with several good glove saves that frustrated the Oilers.
Jeff Seidel, The Associated Press