Capitals cap 2-goal comeback with OT win over Tampa


Nov 29, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) celebrates after scoring the sport successful aim in time beyond regulation towards the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Enviornment. Necessary Credit score: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports activities

Dmitry Orlov scored the game-winner in time beyond regulation to cap a two-point sport because the host Washington Capitals erased a third-period deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning Four-Three Friday evening.

Orlov turned the hero Three:03 into time beyond regulation when he ripped a excessive short-side shot house for his second aim of the season. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby made 27 saves for the win, whereas T.J. Oshie collected three assists.

The Capitals acquired to OT by erasing a Three-1 deficit within the third. First, Jakub Vrana made it one-goal sport when he slipped a sharp-angled shot into the online at Three:45 of the interval. It was so tight, even Vrana didn’t instantly understand he had scored.

Then, Alex Ovechkin’s power-play aim, a patented one-timer from the highest of the left circle, tied the sport at 11:36. It’s the 675th aim of his profession and 255th man-advantage marker, which ties him with Teemu Selanne for third on the league’s all-time checklist.

For the primary two-plus durations, nonetheless, the Lightning appeared to have the sport in hand. Brayden Level opened the scoring together with his 100th profession aim, a power-play marker with 70 seconds remaining within the first interval, and Mikhail Sergachev doubled the lead with method not typically seen from a defenseman. Sergachev labored his approach all the way down to the online and was on the spot for a unfastened puck to simply deposit Four:28 into the second interval.

Evgeny Kuznetsov replied for the Capitals 49 seconds later with a power-play aim of his personal. However earlier than the second interval was over, Alex Killorn restored Tampa Bay’s two-goal edge. Upon taking a move from Level, Killorn rifled a top-corner wrister from the appropriate faceoff dot to make it a Three-1 sport.

Nikita Kucherov netted three assists for the Lightning, who obtained a 31-save efficiency from goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Tampa Bay additionally had captain Steven Stamkos again within the lineup after he missed three video games because of harm.

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