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Capitals vs. Blue Jackets QuickCap: Ovechkin and Johansson's Two Are Worth Two

The Capitals extend their winning streak to three games with a 4 to 2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on home ice. Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson each scored two goals in the win - they now share the team lead with eight apiece.

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Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson each had two goals in the Capitals' 4 to 2 victory over the visiting Blue Jackets and earned Washington another two points - their third straight win. Despite a third period that made Washington look like they were doomed Johansson's late goal sealed it for the home team and sent Columbus packing.

Look for our full recap later tonight, but first, Tuesday night's Plus/Minus:


  • Plus: Johansson is playing some of the best hockey of his career and it is so exciting to see the good play ocurring away from Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. His eighth goal in this young season ties his total output from last year. Exciting things are brewing here.
  • Minus: Trotz's club came out and allowed the Blue Jackets to walk all over them, Scott Hartnell taking the puck in against Holtby on a 2 on 0 courtesy of an egregious Jay Beagle turnover. While Johansson's late goal allowed everyone to breathe easier, Washington was trending the wrong way in the game's final twenty minutes.

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