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Monday, October 28th (All times Eastern)

Washington Capitals (5-6-0) at Vancouver Canucks (8-4-1), 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The surging Vancouver Canucks will shoot for a fourth consecutive win when they welcome the Washington Capitals for Monday's battle at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks won three straight games to complete a seven-game road trip with a stout 5-1-1 record. The swing improved Vancouver's road record this season to 6-2-1, but the Canucks will play their next three tilts on home ice, where they are 2-2-0 so far.

All three wins on Vancouver's current streak came after regulation and the club notched a 3-2 overtime win Friday in St. Louis to complete its successful trip. Ryan Kesler scored his second goal with 14.7 seconds left in overtime to beat the Blues.

Vancouver's Daniel Sedin drew a hooking penalty on Patrik Berglund with 34 seconds remaining in the extra session. Sedin then sent a fluttering puck from the slot towards Jaroslav Halak, but Kesler, who was planted on the doorstep, knocked down the shot and beat the Blues goaltender on the backhand from the crease.

"Danny (Sedin) took a shot and it kind of went up in the air and I kind of knocked it down and knocked it in," Kesler said. "We needed that. Our power play won us the game tonight."

Vancouver went 1-for-3 on the man advantage against the Blues, but the club is only clicking at 11.8 percent on the power play this season.

Chris Higgins scored the other goal for Vancouver, while Eddie Lack made 22 saves in his third NHL start.

Vancouver likely will return to No. 1 goaltender Roberto Luongo in net on Monday. He is 18-10-0 with three ties and a 2.30 goals against average in 33 career games against the Capitals.

The Capitals had a three-game winning streak halted Saturday in Calgary and fell to 2-1-0 on a five-game road trip that is set to end Friday in Philadelphia.

Washington was handed a 5-2 setback by the Flames, as Mike Cammalleri scored two goals and added an assist to lead Calgary in the rout.

Jason Chimera and Aaron Volpatti scored one goal apiece for the Capitals. Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 14 shots before being pulled in the first period and Michael Neuvirth gave up two goals on 19 shots the rest of the way. Holtby was saddled with the loss

"We have to come out, especially on the road, better. There is no excuse, we just have to come out better," Volpatti said.

The Capitals have not fared well against the Canucks in recent seasons, losing three straight and eight of the past nine encounters between the clubs. Vancouver also has claimed four in a row and six of the last nine meetings at Rogers Arena.

10/28 10:53:08 ET

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