beat Ottawa’s goaltender twice on Tuesday night. The Washington Capitals‘ penalty kill took it from there.Kuznetsov scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season and the Capitals killed six of seven penalties en route to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Senators.”I thought the PK was the start. I thought our resiliency was a start Womens Esa Lindell Jersey ,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. ”And we sort of had each others’ back a little bit. We took some penalties, warranted or not, and we had to battle through with it.”Tom Wilson also scored for Washington, which completed a 3-0 season sweep of Ottawa to move back into first place in the Metropolitan Division by one point over Philadelphia.Capitals No. 2 goalie Philipp Grubauer made 28 saves in his 18th start and fourth straight win. Matt Niskanen assisted on both of Kuznetsov’s goals, each coming less than a minute after one of Ottawa’s failed power plays.”Pretty special night by Kuzy,” Wilson said. ”He’s really feeling it as of late. It’s pretty fun to watch when he turns it on.”Kuznetsov has three goals and three assists over his last three games.The Capitals entered with the NHL’s 19th-ranked penalty kill unit, but got the better of the Senators’ 27th-ranked power play. A day before, the same unit allowed two goals in a 5-1 road loss at Columbus.”It’s been a little bit up and down lately,” Grubauer said of the team’s overall performance. ”You’ve got to find a way to make sure the next one is as good as this one.”Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist a day after Ottawa elected not to deal the All-Star defenseman at the NHL trade deadlineMike Hoffman added his 18th goal on a second-period power play for the Senators Jamie Benn Jersey , who have lost five straight overall and 22 of their last 25 on the road.Ottawa’s man-advantage struggles included failing to score during two 5-on-3 stretches that totaled 2:20, though Hoffman’s goal came seconds after the first one ended. The Senators’ power-play unit didn’t apply much pressure after Washington’s last two penalties.”A lot of around and around and around, and no pucks on net,” coach Guy Boucher lamented. ”No pucks on net, 100 percent sure of not scoring.”Kuznetsov put Washington up 1-0 late in the first period on a breakout only 12 seconds after the Capitals completed their first penalty kill, easily one-timing T.J. Oshie’s cross-ice feed past goaltender Mike Condon.Kuznetsov struck again moments before the second period expired, making it 3-1 when he beat Condon on a slick wraparound.Karlsson snuck in a shot from a tight angle behind Grubauer early in the third to cut Ottawa’s deficit to one. But the Capitals killed two more penalties in the final period to preserve their win.”The percentage and the kill on the year and the rank in the league, it doesn’t matter,” Wilson said. ”It comes down to big kills late in the game http://www.officialstarsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-jason-spezza-jersey , and we got the job done tonight.”NOTES: Senators D Mark Borowiecki strained his neck in the first period and did not return. . Ottawa D Chris Wideman (hamstring) rejoined the team for practice on Monday. He hasn’t played since Nov. 16. . Grubauer started after playing the final two periods of Washington’s 5-1 loss Monday night. . Swedish Ambassador to the United States Karin Olofsdotter was in attendance.UP NEXTSenators: Visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.Capitals: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs in an outdoor game Saturday at U.S. Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.— LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colton Sissons had scored one point in his last 16 games for the Nashville Predators before he picked up a goal and an assist in a 2:27 span against the Kings.The Predators expect they’ll need secondary scoring to make a long run in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and Sissons is just one complementary player providing a boost down the stretch.Viktor Arvidsson and Craig Smith also scored, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and Nashville kept pace in the Central Division race with a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday night.Led by Sissons’ first multipoint game since Jan. 7, the Predators snapped a two-game skid with a rejuvenating win over the last-place Kings. Nashville has taken points at Staples Center in nine consecutive visits, and the Kings never looked likely to end that streak.“It’s probably the best game we’ve played in recent weeks,” Sissons said. “It feels good to put a complete effort in from start to finish and to just have everybody step up and play their best game.”Heading toward a showdown Saturday with Western Conference-leading San Jose, the Predators responded well after falling behind early in a loss at 14th-place Anaheim on Tuesday night to open this three-game California road trip. They started solidly, weathered a rough patch and took control during a two-goal second period before finishing strong.“We’ve taken ownership in our game from what happened in Anaheim John Klingberg Jersey ,” Smith said. “That’s what this team does.”Nashville (40-27-5) remained one point behind Central-leading Winnipeg (41-25-4). The defending division champion Predators also increased their lead over third-place St. Louis and Dallas to six points, although the Jets, Blues and Stars all have two games in hand on Nashville.Austin Wagner scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots as Los Angeles opened a five-game homestand by losing for the 14th time in 16 games.“We didn’t work hard enough, obviously,” Wagner said. “That first period wasn’t good enough.”Los Angeles had three days off following a victory at Anaheim, but failed in its attempt to win back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 5-7. The Kings are guaranteed to finish with their worst point total in a full season since the 2008-09 campaign.“I didn’t think we had a great start in the game, which we control,” Kings coach Willie Desjardins said. “We had a couple of opportunities in the first period (on) power plays that we just didn’t generate enough. I don’t think we were hungry enough in the first. I thought the second (period) we came with more energy. I thought the third (period) we were trying to play with energy, but they’re a pretty good team and they’re hard to handle.”Arvidsson put the Predators ahead late in the first period with his 29th goal moments after a stunning save on the other end by Rinne Mattias Janmark Jersey , who has a long history of jaw-dropping play against Southern California’s NHL teams.Wagner tied it early in the second with the 10th goal of his promising rookie season during his first game back from a four-game injury absence. Rookie defenseman Matt Roy picked up his first NHL point on the play.Smith put the Predators back ahead late in the second when he batted Quick’s generous rebound of Sissons’ shot out of midair for his 19th goal. Sissons then scored an unassisted goal after intercepting Alec Martinez’s pass and beating Quick with a stoppable shot.Quick has played some of his worst hockey when he faces the Predators, posting the worst save percentage and goals-against average of the Conn Smythe Trophy winner’s long career against any opponent.NOTES: Kyle Turris was a healthy scratch for Nashville. The veteran had played in 16 consecutive games since returning from injury, but has only one goal and three assists during that stretch. “I made a lineup decision,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. … Kings LW Jonny Brodzinski was scratched with Wagner’s return to the lineup. D Kurtis MacDermid also was scratched in favor of D Sean Walker. … Nashville avoided its first three-game losing streak since Feb. 9-12. … Nashville has won 40 games for the fifth consecutive season.UP NEXTPredators: At the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.Kings: Host the Florida Panthers on Saturday.