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Ovechkin scores, Kuznetsov adds 3 assists in Capitals' 4-3 win over Vancouver

Friday, 03.14.2014 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ovechkin scores, Kuznetsov adds 3 assists in Capitals' 4-3 win over Vancouver

WASHINGTON - Mike Green netted the go-ahead goal in the third period, Alex Ovechkin also scored, Evgeny Kuznetsov had three assists for his first NHL points, in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

Washington led 3-1 early in the third before Shawn Matthias and Nicklas Jensen scored for Vancouver to tie it.

Green put the Capitals ahead for good with 9:41 left, scoring with a slap shot off a feed from Nicklas Backstrom from behind the net.

Joel Ward and Tom Wilson also scored for the Capitals. Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves.

Jordan Schroeder scored Vancouver's goal, and Chris Higgins and Christopher Tanev both had two assists. Eddie Lack stopped 17 shots.

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