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Sport Wilson, Ovechkin lead Capitals past Blackhawks, 6-2

12:24  07 december  2017
12:24  07 december  2017 Source:   ap.org

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  Keep this to yourself, but hockey players are pretty good guys Alex Ovechkin is about as popular as foot fungus in this region. 2 Bank Accounts That Pay 10x What Your Bank Pays Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance OK, perhaps just a bit less.It’s kind of understandable, too.After all, Ovechkin is the captain and face of the franchise for one of the Penguins’ top rivals, the Washington Capitals.That he has scored 31 goals in 50 career regular-season games against the Penguins doesn’t exactly endear him to the locals, either.But while Ovechkin can assume he’ll receive his customary reception when the Capitals visit PPG Paints Arena Feb.

Tom Wilson collected two goals and a career-high four points, while a big 1st period helped the Capitals take down the Blackhawks , 6 - 2 . Capitals ' Ovechkin shaken up after collision with Blackhawks ' Hartman - Продолжительность: 1:00 SPORTSNET 101 042 просмотра.

Wilson and Ovechkin soon scored to make it 3-0. Braden Holtby made 37 saves for Washington to help the Capitals win for the sixth time in seven games, a streak that started when the Ovechkin -Backstrom- Wilson line was formed. The Rangers lost 4-1 to fall to 2- 6 - 2 on the season.

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)© The Associated Press Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — Nicklas Backstrom is usually the one setting up his Washington Capitals teammates.

BOX SCORE: CAPITALS 6, BLACKHAWKS 2

Two of them returned the favor Wednesday night.

Backstrom ended a 21-game goal drought and had two assists, and Washington's top-line trio of Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson combined for 11 points in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wilson had two goals and two assists for his first four-point game, and Ovechkin had a goal and three assists, and the duo made good on their plan to get Backstrom a goal.

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Wilson and Ovechkin soon scored to make it 3-0. Braden Holtby made 37 saves for Washington to help the Capitals win for the sixth time in seven Capitals F Chandler Stephenson returned after missing a game with an upper-body injury. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Crawford could

"It's funny. Me and Tom have a chat today and said, 'Let's set up Backy.' And we did and he scored a goal," Ovechkin said. "He's not a goal scorer. He's more a passer. He likes to pass, but it's nice to put him on the board.""

Backstrom ended his goal drought at 11:54 of the first when he finished a tic-tac-toe sequence by one-timing Ovechkin's pass past Forsberg for his fourth of the season. Wilson had the other assist. Backstrom hadn't scored since Oct. 14 in Philadelphia, matching the second-longest drought of his career.

"Yea, they better," Backstrom joked when told of Ovechkin's remark. "That was a great play by both of them. Great way to get it started and we kept rolling."

Wilson and Ovechkin soon scored to make it 3-0.

Braden Holtby made 37 saves for Washington to help the Capitals win for the sixth time in seven games, a streak that started when the Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson line was formed.

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Tom Wilson had two goals and two assists and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and three assists in the Washington Capitals ’ 6 - 2 victory over the Chicago The Blackhawks are 0-3-2 in their last five. Anton Forsberg, starting in place of the injured Corey Crawford, was pulled after Ovechkin ’s goal made it

Capitals top line starting to find rhythm after Blackhawks rout. Nicklas Backstrom ended a 21-game stretch without a goal and added two assists, and Washington's top-line trio each scored a goal in the first period when the Capitals opened a 3-0 lead . "Me and Tom had a chat today and said, 'Let's set

Brett Connolly scored in his third straight game, and Evgeny Kuznetsov added a goal. Ovechkin extended his goals streak to three games.

Lance Bouma and Jonathan Toews scored for Chicago, which outshot Washington 39-25. The Blackhawks are 0-3-2 in their last five.

"Not happy about tonight's game," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "You can be misled by the shot (total) or maybe it looked like we had some looks there. The volume of our shots hit him right in the chest with no chance of getting a second opportunity whether there was some people at the net or not."

Wilson's spinning shot from the left circle eluded Forsberg with 5:07 to go in the first period.

Anton Forsberg, starting in place of the injured Corey Crawford, was pulled after Ovechkin's goal made it 3-0 with 4:38 left in the first. J.F Berube finished in goal for Chicago.

Washington has won seven of its last eight against the Blackhawks. Chicago has lost seven in a row in Washington since January 2006.

Quick, Kings stop Blackhawks for fifth straight win

  Quick, Kings stop Blackhawks for fifth straight win Jonathan Quick made 24 saves, Christian Folin scored the game's first goal midway through the third period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win. BOX SCORE: KINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1Folin's shot from the right point sailed over Anton Forsberg's glove with Anze Kopitar screening at 9:29. Dustin Brown scored an empty-net goal with 2:03 left to make it 2-0, and Kopitar added another empty-netter after Chicago's Jonathan Toews scored with Forsberg pulled for an extra skater."I closed my eyes," joked Folin, a defenseman who scored his second goal.

Wilson and Ovechkin soon scored to make it 3-0. Braden Holtby made 37 saves for Washington to help the Capitals win for the sixth time in seven Chicago's leading scorer Patrick Kane (27 points) has gone two straight games without a point. He has not gone 3+ consecutive games without a point

Tom Wilson had two goals and two assists and Alex Ovechkin and had a goal and three assists in the Washington Capitals ' 6 - 2 victory over the Chicago The Blackhawks had a fine start to the game, recording seven of the first eight shots, but they dug themselves a big hole before they knew what hit t

Wilson added an empty-netter to cap his career night.

"He's always been a guy that's been full committed at both ends of the ice," Holtby said about Wilson. "I think he's figuring out to create offense at the same time as being very responsible defensively."

NOTES: Washington forward T.J. Oshie missed the game after sustaining an upper-body injury Monday night against San Jose. Capitals coach Barry Trotz said he didn't know if Oshie would resume skating Thursday. Trotz said forward Andre Burakovsky, out since October after surgery to repair his broken left thumb, could possibly play Friday against the New York Rangers. ... Capitals F Chandler Stephenson returned after missing a game with an upper-body injury. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Crawford could return Sunday against Arizona. "Right now I think maybe there's hope on Friday," Quenneville said, "maybe the likelihood might be Sunday but we'll see." ... Chicago D Michal Kempny, C Tanner Kero and D Jordan Oesterle were healthy scratches for the 10th straight game.

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Blackhawks: Host Buffalo on Friday night.

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Capitals: Host the New York Rangers on Friday night.

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