Alex Ovechkin Lifts Capitals Past Canucks, 3-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Ovechkin broke a tie with 4:55 left and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.
Jay Beagle pulled Washington even at 5:42 of the third, and Ovechkin won it with his fifth goal of the season — all in the past five games.
Jason Chimera scored in the first for the Capitals, but Radim Vrbata and Henrik Sedin each had a goal and an assist in the second for Vancouver.
Washington's Braden Holtby made 23 saves. He stopped Daniel Sedin on a 2-on-1 midway through the third, and made a save against Bo Horvat with less than 7 minutes left.
Washington is 5-1-0 and has beaten Chicago, Carolina and Calgary on its streak.
Vancouver lost its third straight, including a 2-1 overtime loss to Edmonton last time out, to fall to 3-2-2.