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NHL roundup: Joel Ward lifts Capitals over Flyers

Joel Ward scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and Braden Holtby coasted to a shutout in the Washington Capitals’ 7-0 fight-filled rout of the Flyers on Friday night in Philadelphia.

Jason Chimera added a goal and three assists, and Nicklas Backstrom and Mikhail Grabovski each had 3 points as the Capitals won for the first time this season when captain Alex Ovechkin didn’t score a goal.

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