How did the Edmonton Oilers beat the Washington Capitals?
Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring for the Capitals in the first period, scoring his 26th and 27th goals of the season, and his second goal was from the Ovi Spot. Oiler Derek Roy scored soon after to make it 2-1 Capitals by beating Matt Niskanen to the net and firing his shot past Holtby. Jay Beagle returned that with a goal right before the intermission, ending the first period 3-1 Capitals.
No scoring in the second, except Nikita Nikitin made it 3-2 late in the period.
In the third period, Nicklas Backstrom took a wonderful pass from John Carlson to make the Oilers' one-goal deficit a two-goal deficit, but Edmonton would not give up. Teddy Purcell made it 4-3 in the final five minutes, then Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied it in the final 100 second.
A long, uneventful overtime period occurred, with no scoring, then came the shootout:
- Kuznetsov scored.
- Yakupov did NOT score.
- Backstrom did NOT score.
- Eberle did NOT score.
- Ovechkin did NOT score.
- Roy scored.
- Fehr did NOT score.
- Purcell scored.
Ugh! So Capitals lost 5-4 to Edmonton in shootout. No comment.