Capitals look to keep rolling at home

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Ottawa (10-11-5) at Washington (16-10-3), 7:00 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Washington Capitals aim to improve

the Eastern Conference's best home record when they host the

Ottawa Senators on Friday.

Washington snapped Boston's five-game winning streak with a 3-1

victory on Wednesday.

Brent Johnson made 33 saves and Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas

Backstrom each recorded a goal and an assist for the Capitals,

who are 11-1-1 at home.

Alexander Semin returned to the lineup and had an assist in the

triumph. The 24-year-old Russian had not played since suffering

a back injury in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on

November 14. Semin was leading the league with 27 points at the

time of the injury.

The Senators are coming off a 2-0 blanking at the Chicago

Blackhawks on Wednesday. It was the second time Ottawa has been

shut out.

Ottawa has not won a road game since October 30, going 0-4-2

since a 2-1 victory at Florida.

The Senators have lost four straight home games at Washington,

dating to March 12, 2006.

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