Video: Pominville’s slap shot blast gives Wild win over Capitals

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Jason Pominville’s first multi-goal game of the season couldn’t have come at a better time for the Minnesota Wild.

Pominville scored twice in the third period, including game winner on a wicked slap shot following a Washington turnover in the neutral zone, to give the Wild a 2-1 victory over the Capitals, who were without Alex Ovechkin due to a lower-body injury, on Thursday. The Wild have now won four straight, as they move to fourth in the Central Division.

“We’re a confident group,” Pominville told NHL.com. “We’re playing well. We’re doing a lot of good things. We’re getting great goaltending when we need it. You can tell we’ve improved our road record, and a big part of that is goaltending and confidence.”