Ovechkin lifts Capitals past Flyers in OT

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:04 of additional time, and the Washington Capitals handed the Philadelphia Flyers their eighth straight loss with a 3-2 win at Capital One Arena on Wednesday.

Ovechkin scored on a one-timer from the left face-off circle off a go from Dylan Strome.

“Great go, clearly,” Ovechkin stated. “I simply need to hit the web.”

Video: PHI@WSH: Ovechkin fires in a go to get the OT win

Marcus Johansson and Sonny Milano scored for the Capitals (8-10-3), who had misplaced 4 straight (0-3-1). Ovechkin had an help, and TJ Oshie had two assists in his return after lacking 11 video games on account of a lower-body damage.

Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves for Washington, which trailed 2-1 late in the third interval.

“It hasn’t gone our approach and we have got to start out digging out someplace,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette stated. “It was a gutsy win, simply staying with it. It was a type of video games the place it looks like you are not going to seek out that subsequent one. You’re pushing, you are pushing, and I assumed guys simply caught to it.”

Morgan Frost and Patrick Brown scored for the Flyers (7-8-5), who’re 0-5-3 throughout their skid. Felix Sandstrom made 29 saves.

“It’s positively irritating,” Frost stated. “We’ve obtained to discover ways to shut out a sport. It’s clearly enormous. We thought we performed a reasonably stable sport after which we simply gave it away on the finish. So, it is robust.”

Milano tied it 2-2 on the left submit with 2:58 left in the third when he transformed a go throughout the slot from Yevgeny Kuznetsov on the push.

“Saw ‘Kuzy’ had a whole lot of area and I simply tried to match his velocity,” Milano stated. “I obtained to the again door, and he threw it to that spot, and it went in.”

Video: PHI@WSH: Milano deflects a go to knot the sport

Philadelphia coach John Tortorella stated, “The irritating half for me is the second purpose. It’s a protection we’ve got gone over time and time once more and we simply do not do it appropriately. It price us the second purpose.”

Frost gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 5:27 of the primary interval when his wrist shot on the push bounced off Kuemper’s blocker, over the goalie and into the web.

Johansson had a purpose overturned on the facility play at 10:43 following a coach’s problem by the Flyers when it was dominated that Johansson kicked the puck into the web.

Johansson tied it 1-1 at 11:05 throughout the identical energy play. Ovechkin’s shot off a rebound went between Sandstrom’s pads and deflected off Johansson’s stick on the best way into the web.

“It was type of messy there in the primary PK,” Sandstrom stated. “I used to be virtually a bit too aggressive, so it slid beneath my pad. It’s a tricky one, however I feel it drew me into the sport and I obtained higher and higher.”

Brown gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead at 14:33 of the second interval when Ivan Provorov‘s spinning backhand shot from the underside of the proper circle deflected off Brown’s skate.

Notes: Ovechkin scored on a 164th goalie, tying Mark Messier for the third-most in NHL historical past behind Jaromir Jagr (178) and Patrick Marleau (177). With 790 objectives, he’s 11 from tying Gordie Howe for second on the NHL listing. … The Flyers have been 0-for-4 on the facility play and are 2-for-26 (7.7 p.c) throughout the past eight video games. … Philadelphia ahead Kevin Hayes had his season-high six-game level streak finish.


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