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Capitals vs. Flames Second Period Thread

Second period thread.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

If the Capitals want to put this seven-game losing streak in the past, they got out to a good start in this contest.

Nic Dowd scored just a few minutes into the first frame, redirecting a John Carlson point shot down and in to make it 1-0 Washington.

But like bitter bookends, Calgary’s Mikael Backlund answered back in the final minutes of the period, dancing around Jonas Siegenthaler and Braden Holtby to knot it 1-1.

And with under a minute to go, Dmitrij Jaskin got a backhand paddle on a loose puck in the crease, staking the Caps to a 2-1 lead.

Second period ahead...