The Washington Times - March 13, 2012, 11:49PM

UNIONDALE, N.Y. | The Washington Capitals aren’t a great shootout team, but all it took to seal Tuesday night’s comeback victory at the New York Islanders were some fancy moves from Alex Ovechkin and Matt Hendricks.

After John Tavares scored in the shootout to add to his already impressive night, Ovechkin used a nifty, surprisingly fresh back-handed move to beat Evgeni Nabokov.


“I was shocked, too, actually,” Ovechkin said. “I have that kind of skill.”

Dmitry Orlov muffed his attempt by losing the puck, something that will go on this season’s blooper reel.

“I’m not going to say anything because I’ve been there, too,” Hendricks said.

So all Hendricks did was bail Orlov out with his patented shootout move to finish off an improbable 5-4 comeback victory.

“We don’t want to talk about that,” Hendricks said. “C’mon guys.”

Perhaps the secret’s already out, though. Hendricks is now 5-for-9 in his NHL career in the shootout.

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