The NHL-leading Capitals snapped the Kings’ winning streak at five and Budaj’s shutout streak at 147:21. Washington backup Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots, and Lars Eller, T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams also scored.
Despite being outshot 38-20, Washington was opportunistic on offense and leaned on Grubauer to stymie the Kings on the way to his third shutout of the season.
Budaj, who leads the NHL with seven shutouts, was pulled after allowing four goals on 15 shots in two periods.
RANGERS 4, FLAMES 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary veteran Kris Versteeg got ejected after losing his jersey during a fight, and waved to jeering fans at Madison Square Garden as he skated off Sunday in the Flames’ loss.
Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored 3:12 apart in the middle of the third period to help the Rangers win for the fifth time in seven games overall and improve to 5-0-1 in their last six against Calgary.