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WASHINGTON (AP) - Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored power-play goals, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and the Washington Capitals kept rolling in the New Year with their fourth straight win, beating the Calgary Flames 3-1 Tuesday night.

Dennis Wideman also scored, and Tomas Vokoun made 18 saves for the Capitals, who improved to 9-6-1 under coach Dale Hunter.

Curtis Glencross had the lone goal for the Flames, who have dropped four straight with one game left on a seven-game trip. Miikka Kiprusoff made 18 saves, and Jarome Iginla remained one goal shy of becoming the 42nd NHL player to score 500.

The Capitals also got a boost with the return of defenseman Mike Green, who had missed 23 games with a groin injury.

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