Senators come back to win in overtime, ending Capitals’ winning streak – Ottawa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex DeBrincat tied the game and scored in overtime to help the Ottawa Senators end the Capitals’ five-game winning streak, beating Washington 4-3 on Thursday night.

Tim Stutzle scored with 15.3 seconds left in the second period to start Ottawa’s comeback from a two-goal deficit. DeBrincat tied the game with 5:43 left in regulation and won it 1:31 in 3-on-3 OT.

Cam Talbot rebounded from allowing two goals on the first eight shots he faced to make 22 saves. Rookie defenseman Jake Sanderson also scored to help the Senators win a second straight game.

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Alex Ovechkin scored his 23rd goal of the season and 803rd of his career for Washington, which lost for the first time since Dec. 15. Dylan Strome and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for the Capitals, and Darcy Kuemper made 41 saves in his second straight start. .

The Capitals were in generous mood in their second game after the NHL holiday break, giving the Senators several quality scoring opportunities on odd runs and fumbles. The stingy defense that was the backbone of their 10-in-11-game winning streak repeatedly faltered, and Kuemper, despite some big saves, couldn’t bail out his teammates.

After riding amid several injury layoffs, the buildup caught up with Washington in the second straight game without top defenseman John Carlson, who took a puck to the face and is out indefinitely, and fifth in a row without winger TJ Oshie, who has an upper body injury.

NOTES: Capitals defenseman Erik Gustafsson extended his one-point streak to six games. Kuznetsov is on a four-game point streak. … Washington assistant coach Scott Allen missed the game due to COVID-19 protocol. Center Nicklas Backstrom, who appears to be approaching his season debut after offseason hip surgery, went into protocol Wednesday.


Senators: Visit the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Capitals: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon.

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