Evgeny Kuznetsov ripped home a snipe halfway through the period, and with Shades of Semin, gave the Capitals a 3-0 lead.
And then two minutes later, Jakub Vrana said Czech, please! and pinged home a snipe from the circle to make it 4-0.
But Ottawa’s Ryan Dzingel caught three Caps sleeping and got one back to make it 4-1 at the break.
Third period ahead...