Boucher ties NHL record with fourth straight shutout
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"He is at the top of his game and the guys are really taking a lot of pride in the current shutout streak," said
Boucher stopped six shots in the first, nine in the second and 12 in the third for his 11th career shutout.
"What an unbelievable effort by the guys tonight and you could tell right from the start of the game how hard they are playing in front of me," said Boucher. "I have had a lot of luck during this stretch, but my teammates have played so well in front of me.
Everything that is going on right now is so overwhelming."
Doan started the spurt with his 17th of the year with 4:16 left. He slowed down as he got to the right faceoff circle and then ripped a wrist shot to the top corner over the glove of Kolzig.
Langkow followed with his ninth when his wrister from the left circle beat Kolzig, who didn't seem ready for the shot.
The Caps had a two-man advantage for 25 seconds late in the third, but it was Phoenix which had the best chance with a 2-on-0 shorthanded break that Kolzig turned aside.
Nagy added an empty-netter in the closing stages for his team-leading 20th goal of the year, sealing the win.