WASHINGTON – Alex Ovechkin scored his twenty eighth and twenty ninth targets of the season within the third interval, Nicklas Backstrom pounced on a turnover to get the winner 1:13 into extra time and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday evening.
Backstrom additionally assisted on Ovechkin’s second aim, which tied Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers for the NHL lead.
Backstrom then took the puck off a Senators defender deep in Ottawa’s zone and beat goaltender Matt Murray with a breakaway backhand to provide Washington simply its third win in 9 video games.
Vitek Vanecek made 20 stops for the Capitals, who trailed 2-0 after two.
Thomas Chabot opened the scoring for Ottawa on the primary shot of the sport and Zach Sanford added a aim early within the second interval.
Murray made 30 saves however could not stop the Senators’ third straight loss total and ninth in a row at Washington courting to December 2014.
Ovechkin lower the deficit in half early within the last interval when he wedged between Ottawa’s Dylan Gambrell and Jacob Bernard-Docker close to the crease and fired a one-timer off a move from Trevor Van Riemsdyk into the roof of the web.
Ovechkin did the identical with Backstrom’s move about halfway via the third with a shot so agency it struck the within bar and bounced out. Play briefly continued earlier than the aim was given by way of video evaluation.
Senators: 9-game dropping streak in Washington was prolonged two days after taking a tenth consecutive defeat in Pittsburgh. … Completed with 20 pictures on aim after surpassing 40 of their earlier two video games.
Capitals: LW Carl Hagelin performed in his 700th NHL recreation. … D Nick Jensen was scratched after leaving Thursday’s loss in Boston with an upper-body harm, becoming a member of D John Carlson (COVID-19 protocols), T.J. Oshie (higher physique) and Dmitry Orlov (suspension) amongst these Capitals unavailable. … RW Conor Sheary returned after lacking 4 video games within the league’s well being and security protocols.
Senators: Go to Columbus on Sunday night.
Capitals: Host Vegas on Monday evening.