DiPietro Gets Close-Up Look at NHL

T.J. Oshie scored as part of a dominant performance, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and stopped a penalty shot and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.

Forced to start each side of this back-to-back because of an injury to rookie Thatcher Demko, Jacob Markstrom made 17 of his 28 saves in the first period to keep the Canucks in it.

Former Spitfire Michael DiPietro, who was called up on an emergency basis, served as the back-up goalie Tuesday night for the Canucks.

Alex Ovechkin assisted on Oshie's 16th goal of the season to pick up his 1,180th career point and become NHL's all-time scoring leader among Russian players.

Ovechkin went into the game tied atop that list with Sergei Fedorov.

Holtby made 13 saves and denied Bo Horvat on a penalty shot in a busy second period to help the struggling Capitals pick up two important points.