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Capitals end Blackhawks' seven-game win streak

Jay Beagle scores twice, Marcus Johansson overtime goal sends Chicago to first loss in eight games

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The Washington Capitals ended the Chicago Blackhawks' winning streak at seven games, but it took overtime at United Center on Friday to do it.

Marcus Johansson scored 2:20 into overtime to give the Capitals a 3-2 victory after Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa had tied it with 22.3 seconds left in the third period.

Johansson, who started a rush with a nice play in the Capitals zone, beat goalie Corey Crawford with a one-timer off a pass from defenseman Dmitry Orlov for his seventh goal.

 

WATCH: All Capitals vs. Blackhawks highlights

 

"Coming into Chicago and winning on a weekend, or anytime really, is a chore," Washington coach Barry Trotz said. "They are very good in this building. They feed off the crowd, they have a very good team, and it's a hard place to win games. We'll take a win in this building any time. I think it sets us up a little bit better for the weekend."

Jay Beagle scored two goals, and Braden Holtby made 32 saves for the Capitals (9-3-1), who are 5-1-1 on the road and finish a back-to-back set at the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
 
Defenseman Brian Campbell scored for the Blackhawks (10-3-2), and Corey Crawford made 24 saves.

Washington took a 2-1 lead in the first period on Beagle's goals.

Video: WSH@CHI: Campbell unloads huge slap shot, scores PPG

Beagle scored his first goal shorthanded at 6:17, 39 seconds into the Blackhawks' first power play, off a 2-on-1 rush after a turnover at the Capitals blue line. T.J. Oshie passed to Beagle for a tap-in goal into the right side of the net.

Campbell tied it 1-1 with a shot from the point that beat Holtby 22 seconds later, on the same power play.

Beagle scored his second goal at 14:44 with a wraparound shot at the right post to make it 2-1, after carrying the puck up the right wing and behind the net.

"When you come up short, you're always going to look at the things you didn't do," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. "I think the start, getting behind against a team like that [and] the way they play defensively, you can't continue to rely on scoring goals late in the game like that. We just have to focus on trying to play ahead of a team like that."

Video: WSH@CHI: Holtby denies Seabrook's blast in the slot


 
Goal of the game

Johansson beat Crawford high to his glove side for the game-winner. Johansson got the puck in the Capitals zone and started a rush up the ice. A collision between Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov and Chicago's Vinnie Hinostroza played a role in Johansson being so open for the pass from Orlov.

Video: WSH@CHI: Johansson's OT game-winner off Orlov's dish

 

Save of the game

Crawford headed to the locker room for a skate repair at 12:58 of the second period. Backup Scott Darling did some stretching before play resumed and made one of the biggest saves of the game less than a minute later. Oshie had a breakaway but was denied by Darling's left-skate save with 6:15 left. Crawford returned 31 seconds later.  

 

Unsung moment of the game

Beagle's first goal capped a 2-on-1 rush with the Capitals on the penalty kill. Defenseman Matt Niskanen started the play at the Washington blue line by chipping the puck past Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith. Oshie and Beagle took it from there.

"There was a loose puck and a Norris Trophy winner is trying to beat me to it, so I thought, 'I better do something special here, or something desperate at least,'" Niskanen said. "Lucky play."

Video: WSH@CHI: Beagle buries Oshie's great dish for a SHG

 
Highlight of the game

Hossa's goal was the fourth for the Blackhawks to tie a game late in the third period and with their goalie on the bench. Artemi Panarin took a wrist shot from the left point. The puck landed at Hossa's feet, and he scored his eighth goal of the season, seventh in the past eight games.

"He said 'good pass,' but I was thinking it was a shot," Panarin said.

Video: WSH@CHI: Hossa's clutch tip-in ties the game up late

 

They said it

"How many do I have, about eight career goals? So, probably seven of 'em." -- Capitals center Jay Beagle on the number of NHL goals he's scored from behind the net

 

Video: WSH@CHI: Beagle scores his second goal on wraparound

 

"It's fun to watch the way he's playing right now. He's playing with energy and he's just a force." -- Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on Marian Hossa, who has seven goals in the past eight games

 

Video: WSH@CHI: Crawford turns away Ovechkin in front 

 

Need to know

Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov missed his first game with an upper-body injury. He might return against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday. … Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney played his first game of the season. ... Washington has won five of its past six games against Chicago (5-1-0). … The Capitals have scored a first-period goal in 10 of their first 13 games, have outscored opponents 15-6 in the first, and are 8-1-1 when scoring first.  

 

What's next

Capitals: At the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; FS-SE, CSN-DC+, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: Home against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; SN, WGN, RDS, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Beagle, Johansson lift Caps past Blackhawks in OT

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