Ovechkin is happy (USA TODAY SPORTS)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Braden Holtby made 37 saves and Martin Erat assisted on three Washington goals in the Capitals' 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Joel Ward and Brooks Laich scored in the second period for the Capitals, and Troy Brouwer and Alex Ovechkin gave Washington a cushion early in the third.
Artem Anisimov spoiled Holtby's shutout at 15:05 of the third.
The Capitals snapped a two game skid and finished their five-game homestand 2-3.
Sergei Bobrovsky had 35 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four straight.