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Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) celebrates his goal with left wing Marcus Foligno (17) and left wing Jordan Greenway (18) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Joel Eriksson Ek scored his vocation best twentieth and 21st objectives of the period and added a help, and the Minnesota Wild traveled to a 5-1 triumph over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night.

Marcus Foligno based on one profession high with his twentieth objective and set one more with his sixteenth help for the Wild, who have won nine of their last 10 games while acquiring a point in the other.

Tyson Jost and Nicolas Deslauriers likewise scored as runner up Minnesota stretched out its lead to five focuses over third-place St. Louis in the Focal Division. Jordan Scenic route had three helps and Cam Talbot made 25 recoveries to stretch out his direct streak toward nine games.

Garnet Hathaway scored halfway through the third period for Washington to end a stretch of eight unanswered objectives permitted, tracing all the way back to Monday’s 6-1 misfortune to Carolina.

Vitek Vanecek halted 14 shots for the Capitals, who are 11 focuses in front of the New York Islanders for the second Eastern Meeting trump card season finisher spot.

Eriksson Ek currently has 12 focuses in his last 14 games to move past his past vocation best of 19 objectives set a season prior. He recorded his first of the evening 36 seconds into the game when he ran onto Scenic route’s cutback to make a break, then, at that point, scored through Vanecek’s cushions.

Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala (22) and Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson (90) vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) falls on the puck next to defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary (42) loses his balance behind Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala, front, skates with the puck past Washington Capitals left wing Johan Larsson during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) skates with the puck asMinnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov (97) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

 

Jost multiplied the lead a moment later on one more objective on the move.

Eriksson Ek made it 3-0 with just shy of seven minutes to play in the subsequent when he utilized his skate to control a lose puck, then, at that point, built a shot from in close past Vanecek. He helped on Foligno’s objective 30 seconds into the third to put the game far off at 4-0.

NOTES

WILD: Improved to 14-0-1 against the Metropolitan division this season. … LW Kirill Kaprizov’s objective streak stopped at six games.

Capitals: LW Johan Larsson made his group debut. He was obtained at the exchange cutoff time on Walk 21, yet missed his initial four games for Washington recuperating from sports hernia medical procedure. … C Nic Dowd and D Trevor van Riemsdyk got back from chest area wounds.

Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) looks back after his goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) stands on the ice before the team's NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Minnesota Wild center Tyson Jost (10) is congratulated for his goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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