Grubauer shuts out Kings, Cap­i­tals chase Bu­daj in 5-0 win

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WASH­ING­TON — As his Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals team­mates chased shutout king Peter Bu­daj, backup goal­tender Philipp Grubauer stopped all 38 shots he faced to beat the Los An­ge­les Kings 5-0 on Sun­day. The Cap­i­tals snapped the Kings’ win­ning streak at five and Bu­daj’s shutout streak at 147:21. Wash­ing­ton has won three con­sec­u­tive games and leads the Metropoli­tan Divi­sion and East­ern Con­fer­ence by seven points. Lars Eller, Mar­cus Jo­hans­son, Brett Con­nolly, T.J. Oshie and Justin Wil­liams scored for the Cap­i­tals, who are also five points up on the Min­nesota Wild in the Pres­i­dents’ Tro­phy race. De­spite be­ing out­shot 38-20, they were op­por­tunis­tic on of­fence and leaned on Grubauer to stymie the Kings on the way to his third shutout of the sea­son. Bu­daj, who leads the NHL with seven shutouts, was pulled af­ter al­low­ing four goals on 15 shots in two pe­ri­ods. He stopped all 39 he faced in his pre­vi­ous two starts.

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