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Ovechkin 4-point recovery for Capitals, Canucks winless

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Washington — Alex Ovechkin He had four points, including his first two goals of the season, to help the Washington Capitals to a 6-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks at Capital One Arena on Monday.

Given to Ovechkin connor sherry Made it 6-4 when he redirected for a hint to Rush that gave the Capitals a 5-4 lead at 12:44 in the third period Evgeny Kuznetsovpath is 17:02.

With 782 goals, Ovechkin is 20 shy, ahead of Gordy Howe (801), who is second in NHL history.

“Obviously, we’ve had a fair amount of chances in previous games,” Ovechkin said.

VIDEO: VAN@WSH: Ovechkin scores the second goal of the game

Kuznetsov has 3 assists, Dylan Strom When John Carlson The Capitals (2-2-0), who each had goals and assists, trailed 4-2 to finish third. Marcus Johansson Recorded 2 assists, Darcy Kemper Recorded 26 saves.

“In the third period we straightened up and thought we played a really good third period,” said Washington manager Peter LaViolette. “Probably the best third period of the year, the best offensive period of the year.” He said. “We were on the attack and pushing the whole time.”

Elias Petterson 1 goal and 2 assists Quinn Hughes Recorded 2 assists, Thatcher Demko He made 24 saves for the Canucks (0-3-0) during the season-opening five-game road trip. Vancouver coach Bruce Boudreau, a former Washington coach, was targeting his 600th NHL victory.

When asked if Vancouver’s problem was more physical or mental, Boudreau said, “I think being mentally weak now is a good mark.” I’m waiting for something to happen.When you’re in a situation like this, you’re waiting for something bad to happen.”

The first team in NHL history to lose the first three games of a season and take a multi-goal lead in each game, the Canucks held a players-only meeting after the game.

captain of vancouver Bo Hobatt Said. “I am responsible for myself. I have to do better. Luckily we play [Tuesday] It’s night (at the Columbus Blue Jackets) so I have to go there and do it with my short term memory. ”

VIDEO: VAN@WSH: Carlsson makes it 4-4 with a sharp angle goal

Strom pulled the Capitals within 4-3 when he knocked the loose pack forward on a power play with 1:16 of the third for his first goal in Washington. Carlsson landed a wrist shot over Demko’s shoulder from the right faceoff circle at 8:43 to tie it 4-4.

“We had a great second period and I think we had a good game plan for the third period,” Boudreau said. “But we started to fall apart and it looked like we were afraid to win. They got on us pretty well, but we just didn’t handle it very well.”

56 seconds into the first period, Ovechkin made it 1-0 with a power play.

Petterson equalized 1–1 with eight seconds remaining. Hughes threw in the puck, which ricocheted off his wall, over Kemper’s stick, and hit Peterson.

The Capitals took a 2-1 lead eight seconds into the second period. Martin Feherbury‘s dump-in ricocheted off the back wall and headed the left post into the slot. lars error Scored.

Hobatt scores on rebound Tanner Pearsonrushed to draw 2-2 at 8:03, Curtis Lazar A redirect at 8:14 gave Vancouver a 3-2 lead.

Video: VAN@WSH: Horvat, Lazar both score in 11 seconds

JT mirror A power play at 17:34 made it 4-2 with a wrist shot through traffic from the top of the left circle.

“I gave too many chances the second time and took my foot off the gas,” Strom said. “And there are a lot of veterans here who have talked about it and figured out what they had to do for the third and figured out how to come back.”

capital forward connor brown left the game in the third period with a lower body injury after a hit from Noah JulsenMs. LaViolette said Ms. Brown was appreciated.

Note: The Canucks penalty kill allowed 6 goals on 12 power plays. … Peterson has scored nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) in his six games with the Capitals. … Ovechkin had his 159th multi-goal game, passing Brett Hull for second in NHL history behind Wayne Gretzky (189). Ovechkin has scored 23 goals (11 goals and 12 assists) in his 13 games with a team led by Boudreau, who coached Ovechkin and Washington for his five seasons (2007-12). …Strom signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract as a free agent on July 14.