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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

More fireworks in the second frame!

Just 35 seconds into the period, Colorado’s Nathan Mackinnon flipped the puck netward from a sharp angle that beat Pheonix Copley to tie it at 1-1. The Capitals challenged for offsides, but lost and had to kill a minor penalty.

But later, Alex Ovechkin blasted a seismic howitzer that squirted through Semyon Varlov’s pads. Evgeny Kuznetsov was there to tap it in from the crease, and this contest is 2-1 Capitals after two period.