Capitals erase two-goal deficit, defeat Devils 4-3
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored two times to end a prolonged dry spell, Alex Ovechkin had a late power-play objective and the Washington Capitals eliminated a two-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Sunday.
Ovechkin scored with 4:04 left, which ended up being a needed insurance coverage objective when Nikita Gusev beat Craig Anderson with 11.9 seconds left. However it was far too late for another resurgence, and Washington prevented back-to-back losses.
Anderson made 22 saves for his first NHL victory since March 7. Anderson and New Jersey’s Aaron Dell each hadn’t started an NHL game in more than 11 months.
After the Devils jumped out to a 2-0 lead, Oshie stared the resurgence by scoring on a deflection on the power play in the second period. That ended a nine-video game goal drought and Dell’s shutout bid on Washington’s 23rd shot of the game.
John Carlson tied it midway through the third period, and Oshie beat Dell again on the power play with 8:07 left to put the Capitals ahead. Ovechkin made Washington 3 of 4 on the power play, just his 2nd objective on the guy benefit this season.
Andreas Johnsson and Jack Hughes likewise scored for New Jersey.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.