Capitals Score 6 Straight Goals to Bury Rangers 7-3

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Justin Williams had two goals and an assist, Marcus Johansson had a goal and two assists and the Washington Capitals closed with six straight goals to beat the struggling New York Rangers 7-3 on Sunday night.

Washington trailed 3-1 after one period but rallied for its fifth straight win. The Capitals are 24-6-2 and tied with Dallas for the NHL lead with 50 points.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera also scored for the Capitals. Nicklas Backstrom added three assists and Braden Holtby made 33 saves.

The Rangers have lost three in a row and six of eight to fall to 19-12-4. 

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