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Washington Capitals (21-9-9)


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Ovechkin scores 27th goal, Capitals beat Jets in overtime

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin fumed after he thought the referees missed a penalty call and screamed obscenities from the bench after watching the replay.

On his very next shift, he scored his NHL-leading 27th goal of the season to spark a comeback and help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night. It took a power move from Evgeny Kuznetsov to set up Tom Wilson's winner and give the Capitals their first 3-on-3 OT win of the season, but of course, their longtime captain and MVP candidate at age 36 was responsible for getting the rally going.

"He comes to play every night, and we can always rely on him," defenseman Justin Schultz said. "He goes out there and does everything he can to help us, and you knew we didn't get off to a great start. That goal he scored was huge for us."

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin54
Plus/Minus: N. Jensen19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin181
PIM: T. Wilson54
Win: I. Samsonov13
Shutouts: I. Samsonov3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 127 (7)
Shots: 1245 (9)
PP%: 15.9% (27)
Penalty Minutes: 277 (26)
Assists: 212 (10)
SH Goals: 5 (6)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 26 8 2 54
NY Rangers 25 10 4 54
Washington 22 9 9 53
Pittsburgh 23 10 5 51
Columbus 17 18 1 35
Philadelphia 13 18 8 34
New Jersey 14 18 5 33
NY Islanders 13 13 6 32
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 106 (22)
Shots Against: 1098 (24)
PK%: 81.2% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 327 (21)
Shutouts: 5 (3)
Sv%: 0.903 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/16 J. Carlson COVID-19 protocol (day-to-day)
1/15 T. Oshie Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
1/15 C. Sheary COVID-19 protocol (IR)
11/4 A. Mantha Shoulder - left game (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/18 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/16 M. Kempny Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/16 M. Sgarbossa Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/15 M. Kempny Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/14 H. Shepard Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 B. Leason Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/11 Z. Fucale Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/9 B. Leason Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/7 Z. Fucale Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/7 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from taxi squad
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