Monday in the NHL | Lapierre gets his first double in a Capitals victory against the Senators

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Quebecer Hendrix Lapierre scored his first career double to help the Washington Capitals defeat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Monday.

Recalled by the Capitals on Friday, Lapierre increased his team’s lead to two, then three goals in the second period. The 22e selection in the National Hockey League draft in 2020 now has five goals and 10 points in 32 games in the circuit.

Aliaksei Protas was the most productive player on the team from the American capital with a goal and two assists.

John Carlson also scored for the Capitals. He passed Sergei Gonchar for second in team history among defensemen with 145 goals.

Former Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty and Beck Malenstyn also lit the red light in victory.

Quebecers Anthony Mantha (two assists) and Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (one assist) also stood out for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five games.

Darcy Kuemper made 18 saves. It was only his second victory since January 16, the other coming at the expense of the Canadian on February 17.

Brady Tkachuk reached the 50-point plateau for the third consecutive season with a goal and two assists. Drake Batherson and Sean Pinto were the other scorers for the Senators.

After giving up four times out of 10 shots in the first period, Anton Forsberg was replaced by Jonas Korpisalo. The latter pushed back eight pucks.

The Senators had obtained at least one point in their previous four games (3-0-1).

The Canadian Press

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