CAP­I­TALS LAND SHAT­TENKIRK

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The Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals bol­stered their ti­tle hopes Mon­day, ac­quir­ing de­fense­man Kevin

Shat­tenkirk in a deal with the St. Louis Blues. The Cap­i­tals, with the NHL’s best record, dealt a first-round pick in 2017, a sec­ond-rounder in 2018 and prospect Zach San­ford for the top rental prop­erty en­ter­ing Wed­nes­day’s 3 p.m. ET trade dead­line. Shat­tenkirk is an of­fen­sive-minded de­fense­man and elite puck mover. — Kevin Allen

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