Sport Caps rally for 3-2 win over Avs, Ovechkin still at 698 goals

08:00  14 february  2020
08:00  14 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Ovechkin reached 600 career NHL goals in 2018 and is considered one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history.[1][2] In 2017, Ovechkin was named one of the Ovechkin played his first game with the Capitals on 5 October 2005, scoring two goals against goalie Pascal Leclaire in a 3 – 2 victory over

DENVER (AP) — T.J. Oshie deflected in the winning goal with 2:04 remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night as Alex Ovechkin remained stuck on 698 career goals.

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Alex Ovechkin has scored a lot of crazy goals during his career with the Washington Capitals, though few have equaled the sheer improbability of “The Goal ” against the Phoenix Coyotes in 2006, when Ovechkin At 14:04 of the third period, Ovechkin scored the game-winner in the Capitals’ 3 - 2 win .

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Defenseman Nick Jensen sent a shot into traffic that Oshie got a piece of with his stick, sending it past Philipp Grubauer to help the Capitals break a two-game skid.

Trailing 2-0 after the first, the Capitals climbed back into the game via the power play. Nicklas Backstrom scored on the man advantage in the second and Tom Wilson tied it by redirecting a shot on the power play with 7:12 remaining.


Braden Holtby settled down after a rocky start. He finished with 32 saves.

Grubauer stopped 35 shots, including seven from Ovechkin as the 34-year-old tries to become the eighth NHL player to reach the 700-goal mark. Ovechkin has gone three games without a goal since his hat trick on Feb. 4.

Andre Burakovsky and Mikko Rantanen had goals for Colorado, while Nathan MacKinnon added two assists as the team's five-game win streak was halted.

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Ovechkin scored a power-play goal with 7:27 remaining to snap a tie and gave the Capitals a 3 - 2 Despite diminished minutes in the playoffs, Ovechkin is still every bit as dangerous during crunch Washington is trying to repeat its first-round feat when it lost the series opener but rallied to beat

Auger-Aliassime advances to second round in Montpellier with win over Dzumhur. Federer to play in South Africa, where his mother was born. WASHINGTON — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Josh Bailey had three assists and the New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin stuck at 698 career goals in

Colorado pulled Grubauer with about 1:40 remaining. but couldn't tie the game.

Backstrom had a power-play goal in the second period for the Capitals in part because of Ovechkin. The Avalanche were concentrating on No. 8 so intently that Backstrom got loose down low to redirect a pass past Grubauer.

A pivotal moment was in the second period when Colorado had a 5-on-3 opportunity for a minute. Holtby kept Colorado at bay to keep a 2-1 game.

Burakovsky and Rantanen scored on shots to the glove side of Holtby in the first period to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.

MacKinnon assisted on both to reach the 80-point mark for the season. He joined Hall of Famer Joe Sakic (81, 1995-96) as the Avalanche players to reach 80 points within the first 56 games.

Colorado kept constant watch on Ovechkin, shadowing him wherever he went in the offensive zone. Even then, he got his share of good looks.

In the second, his redirect in front of the net hit Grubauer in the glove. Ovechkin had an even better chance in the first after finding himself open in front of the net. His attempt deflected over the top of the net by Grubauer's stick.

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Alex Ovechkin 's one-timer from his left dot office on the power play at 1:56 of overtime enabled the Caps to complete their comeback and earn a 4- 3 win We knew it was an important game for us, and we got the two points." Washington was unable to solve Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek until the 40th

Caps start trip against hot Avs in Denver, Ovechkin still two shy of 700, Caps deal with altitude The Caps are 3 -4-0 since the midseason break, and they've allowed an average of four goals a game over that span. Ovechkin went from 684 career goals to 698 in a span of just seven games, recording

"Everybody tries to shut down Ovi," MacKinnon said. "No one does."

Grubauer was just hoping Ovechkin, his former teammate, didn't reach the momentous milestone while he was in goal.

"I don't want to be part of that (history)," Grubauer told the media after the morning skate. “It would be nice to watch it on TV instead of being on the ice.”

NOTES: Capitals C Evgeny Kuznetsov was a scratch with an upper-body injury. ... Avs F Nazem Kadri is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. ... Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg was in attendance and received an ovation from the crowd. ... Burakovsky scored his career-best 18th goal of the season against his former team.


Capitals: At Arizona on Saturday in their in the second of a three-game Western Conference swing.

Avalanche: Play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in an outdoor game at the Air Force Academy. It will be Colorado's second outdoor appearance. The Avs lost to Detroit at Coors Field on Feb. 27, 2016.


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