Copley notches first NHL shutout, extends 5-game win streak

December 23, 2018
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Pheonix Copley

Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley of North Pole notched his first NHL shutout and extended a personal winning streak with a 35-save performance in a 4-0 win over Ottawa.

He has now won his last five starts and improved to 8-2 in 12 appearances this season.

Copley is in his first season with the Caps after making single appearances with St. Louis in each of the previous two seasons.

But things have been different in Washington, where he has earned major minutes and emerged as a solid backup to starter Braden Holtby.

Copley ranks first on his team and 20th in the NHL with a 2.67 goals-against average. His save percentage of .912 is tied for 22nd in the league.