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Washington Wins thriller over New Jersey, 4-3

It took a bit of a rally, but the Washington Capitals were able to win a 4-3 thriller over the New Jersey Devils on NHL action on Sunday.

There was a whole lot of scoring and a whole lot of fast paced action between these two teams, in what was a thriller.

T.J. Oshie was able to lead the Capitals offense, recording two power-play goals and an assist. Washington also saw scoring from John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin. In the cage Craig Anderson made 23 saves, which was good for his first victory.

Anderson has been able to play in 650 games in his career, as the Capitals were able to see plenty of milestones in the victory against New Jersey.

For Anderson, he now sits at 290 victories in his amazing career, which is the ninth-among active goaltenders.

Some of the milestones upcoming and that were achieved during the game included an assist in the game by Carlson, who is nine points shy of his 500th career points.

Nicklas Backstrom was also able to pick up a pair assist during the game, which was his 21 point of the season. Backstrom is now two assist shy of his 700-career assist.

The milestones did not end there, as Capitals captain Ovechkin continues to etch his game in the book of all-time hockey greats. With his goal at the 16:56 in the third period, which was on a power play opportunity, that now makes him six goals shy of passing Phil Esposito for sixth most goals in NHL history.

Washington will have a day to prepare as they look to continue the positive momentum that they have, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game scheduled on Tuesday, which is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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