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Monahan scores in OT to ice 3-2 win in Washington

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

WASHINGTON, DC -- Sean Monahan scored twice, including 1:40 into overtime, to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Thursday.

Calgary goalie Karri Ramo made 34 saves in his seventh consecutive start, and forward Michael Frolik scored for the Flames (6-11-1).

Jay Beagle and Michael Latta scored for the Capitals (11-4-1). Philipp Grubauer started his third game of the season for Washington and made 29 saves in his home debut.

Each team was playing the second game of a back-to-back. The Capitals won 5-2 against the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Flames lost 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had three shots on goal and has not scored for three consecutive games since tying Sergei Fedorov's record for most NHL goals scored by a Russian-born player (483) last Saturday.

Frolik gave the Flames a 1-0 lead at 7:35 of the second period. Forward Mikael Backlund's shot bounced off Grubauer, creating a rebound that found forward Sam Bennett along the boards. Bennett spun to beat Capitals forward Jason Chimera and fed the puck to Frolik in the slot, where his wrist shot beat Grubauer on his blocker side. The goal was Frolik's fourth of the season.

Monahan scored 1:32 into the third period for a 2-0 lead. Forward Jiri Hudler fed Monahan with a stretch pass in the neutral zone, and Monahan skated unchallenged into the Capitals zone and scored on Grubauer from the high slot. It was his fifth goal of the season.

Latta scored at 5:41 of the third period to make it 2-1. Forward Brooks Laich sent a pass to Latta in front of the net, and Latta whacked his rebound past Ramo for his first goal of the season. Latta last scored on Nov. 15, 2013, a span of 66 games played.

Beagle tied the game 2-2 at 15:12 of the third, his third goal of the season. Andre Burakovsky passed from the top of the right circle to Beagle in front; he sent his rebound past Ramo.

Capitals defenceman Brooks Orpik missed his second consecutive game with a lower-body injury.

Washington's Barry Trotz coached his 1,294th game, tying Jacques Martin for 10th in NHL games coached.

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