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Capitals overcome 3-goal deficit to top Flames 5-4 in shootout

Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Capitals overcome 3-goal deficit to top Flames 5-4 in shootout

WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist and added a score in the shootout and the Washington Capitals rallied from an early three-goal deficit to beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night.

Michal Neuvirth, who replaced an ineffective Braden Holtby, made 27 saves and stopped Sven Baertschi and Jiri Hudler in the shootout.

Marcus Johansson assisted on all three second-period goals for Washington, which earned its first win after dropping the opener to the Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Connor Carrick and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for Washington.

David Jones, Lee Stempniak, Hudler and Lance Bouma scored for Calgary. Karri Ramo made 35 saves.

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