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Capitals vs. Flames QuickCap: Ovechkin's Record Setting Night Spoiled in Overtime

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The Capitals ended their four game pointless streak with a 4 to 3 overtime loss against the Flames, spoiling the celebration of Alex Ovechkin becoming the franchise's all-time points leader.

Rob Carr

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The Capitals had it all - puck luck, home ice, and a lead to protect in the third period. The building was buzzing all night - Alex Ovechkin scored his 826th point in the first period, passing Peter Bondra to become the franchise's all-time leading point scorer. And it all came crashing down in the fifty-fifth minute before Sean Monahan ended it in overtime. Look for our full recap later tonight, but first, Tuesday night's Plus/Minus.

Plus/Minus:

  • Plus: The Capitals responded to both of Calgary's goals quickly. Nicklas Backstrom scored sixty-nine seconds after Lance Bouma's opening goal and Marcus Johansson tied the game again forty-three seconds after Mark Giordano's second period tally. The immediate bounce back was great to see and it kept Bob Hartley and the Flames from getting comfortable on Verizon Center ice.
  • Minus: Washington gave the lead away late on a self inflicted wound. They lost it to Monahan and the Flames with less than a minute to play in overtime. After a closed door player only meeting, and four consecutive pointless outings, you'd think they had to get it done, but they came up short again.
Congratulations Alex!

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