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Ward, Ovechkin, Brouwer score quick 2nd-period goals, Capitals beat Oilers 4-2

Monday, 10.14.2013 / 10:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ward, Ovechkin, Brouwer score quick 2nd-period goals, Capitals beat Oilers 4-2

WASHINGTON - Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored goals in less than four minutes of the second period, and the Washington Capitals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.

With the score tied at 1, Ward took advantage of a power play and scored his first goal of the season at 10:06 of the second.

Ovechkin added his sixth goal 3:12 later, and Brouwer — during another power play — netted his first 43 seconds after that. Nicklas Backstrom assisted on all three goals, scored 3:55 apart. Brooks Laich scored Washington's first goal of the game.

The Capitals scored four times on 20 shots against Edmonton goalie Jason LaBarbera. The Oilers have given up at least four goals in each of their six games.

Boyd Gordon and Will Acton, with the first of his NHL career, scored for Edmonton.

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