Ovechkin Scores 701st, Shootout Winner as Capitals Beat Jets
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 701st goal and the shootout winner to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 Tuesday night for their second consecutive victory. Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime. Ovechkin, Jakub Vrana and Garnet Hathaway scored to stake Washington to a 3-0 lead. The Capitals came away with two points anyway after that lead was erased on goals by Nikolaj Ehlers, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele. Ovechkin finished the shootout to salvage a night celebrating his latest achievement and marking his friend Ilya Kovalchuk’s Capitals debut. Winnipeg's Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 of the 37 shots he faced.