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Oshie scores on power play at 3:13, Capitals defeat Blue Jackets in OT

Samsonov makes 27 saves for Washington, which is 5-2-0 in past seven games

by Harvey Valentine / Independent Correspondent

Oshie scores PPG in overtime

CBJ@WSH: Oshie puts home PPG to win the game in OT

T.J. Oshie picks up the loose puck in the crease and sweeps it home to give the Capitals a 2-1 win against the Blue Jackets in overtime

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WASHINGTON -- T.J. Oshie scored 3:13 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena on Friday.

Joonas Korpisalo made the save on Nicklas Backstrom's shot from the right circle, but Oshie knocked in the rebound for his 15th goal with Washington playing 4-on-3 after Nathan Gerbe's hooking penalty.

Carl Hagelin also scored for Washington (27-7-5), which is 5-2-0 in its past seven games and 11-3-0 in its past 14. 


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Ilya Samsonov made 27 saves for Washington, which bounced back from a 7-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday and remains the only NHL team yet to lose consecutive games in regulation this season. 

"I think we knew every time when we lost a game or something that happened, we have to regroup and go back and bounce back," Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin said. "You can see everybody was in tonight. It was not a pretty game but we'll take the points."

Jakob Lilja scored his first NHL goal for Columbus (17-14-7), which is 6-0-3 in its past nine games. Korpisalo made 34 saves. 

"It's a team that has a little bit of belief in it as far as all the new bodies," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "I think it can show us some things as far as if you play hard as a team and care just about the team and not thyself, I think you can get some things accomplished. The amount of injuries we've had, the people coming up here and playing, it's a good group to be around."

Video: CBJ@WSH: Lilja buries Nash's feed for first NHL goal

Korpisalo was bidding for his second straight shutout against Washington. He won 3-0 Dec. 16. 

"He was unbelievable. He made some saves that, I mean, I think we were a little rusty and thank God he wasn't," Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno said. "I think he was in the goalie simulator all break. He's been that [good] for us the last little bit here, which is huge and a big reason why we've had success."

The Capitals were 1-for-5 on the power play after going 0-for-15 their past five games. Columbus was 0-for-2.

Lilja, playing his 13th NHL game, made it 1-0 at 9:17 of the second period. Riley Nash took a pass from Ryan MacInnis in the left circle, eluded a sliding Jonas Siegenthaler, and passed across the slot to Lilja for the one-timer.

Hagelin tied the score 1-1 when he knocked in his own rebound at 6:13 of the third period after a feed across the slot from Richard Panik. It was Hagelin's first goal of the season.

"It was a great pass. I think he's been on my side the whole time," Hagelin said of Panik. "He's been trying to find me out there and I've just missed some good looks, but today it went in."

Video: CBJ@WSH: Hagelin finishes Panik's incredible dish


They said it

"I think we did do a lot of good things but I think the takeaway might be how we played in the third period. We played too much on our heels. A good team like that, they're just going to keep coming at you when they get opportunities … so I think next time hopefully we can play a little bit more on our toes and more in the offensive zone and try to add to our lead or work the clock down there." -- Blue Jackets forward Riley Nash

"I thought the second half of the game the guys did a lot better job of just going to the net and throwing pucks there and trying to find rebounds. ... We were crashing the net a little bit more and sustaining some zone time, which is always nice to spend your energy down there than in the D-zone." -- Capitals forward T.J. Oshie

Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: Oshie wins it for Capitals

"It was my mom's first time watching my [NHL] game live. Awesome team win. It's a really hard game after Christmas break. Really good game today." -- Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov


Need to know

The assist by MacInnis was his first NHL point. … Tortorella (1,295) passed Jacques Martin for 13th place on the NHL all-time games coached list. … Ovechkin has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past four games. ... The Capitals are 5-1-1 in the first game of back-to-backs.


What's next

Blue Jackets: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; FS-O, NBCSCH, NHL.TV)

Capitals: At the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-CR, NBCSWA, NHL.TV)

Video: Oshie leads Capitals past Blue Jackets in OT

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