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Capitals snap Avalanche’s nine-game winning streak in 3-2 defeat

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Alex Ovechkin scored his 778th career goal and the Washington Capitals never trailed in defeating the Avalanche 3-2 on Monday night and snapping Colorado’s nine-game winning streak.

Ovechkin, who trails only Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) in all-time NHL goal-scoring, broke a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal in the second period. After Colorado tied it 2-2 early in the third, Washington winger Marcus Johansson struck for the winner just 2:33 later.

“I thought we played hard. We competed hard. It was intense,” Avs coach Jared Bednar said. “I didn’t like our execution. Give them credit, they put pressure on us … We didn’t have the puck enough.”

It was the first loss of a four-game homestand for Colorado (55-14-6), which remains at 116 points — two shy of the…

Mike Chambers

2022-04-18 21:49:07

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