- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. — T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin scored in a shootout, and the Washington Capitals tied the score late and beat the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, on Saturday.

Paul Carey, called up from the AHL on Friday, tied the score in the third period with his first NHL goal.

Andre Burakovsky scored in his fifth consecutive game for Washington and Braden Holtby made 22 saves in winning his league-high 32nd game. He is 24-1-3 in his last 29 games.

Joseph Blandisi and Adam Henrique scored and Cory Schneider had 28 saves for the Devils, who have lost consecutive games in shootouts.

Oshie beat Schneider between the pads on Washington’s first shootout attempt and Reid Boucher beat Holtby on the Devils‘ third chance. Ovechkin then won it with a backhander.

Holtby had stopped Blandisi and Jacob Josefson on the Devils‘ first two chances. Schneider made a pad save on Evgeny Kiuznetsov on the Capitals’ second chance.

Schneider and Holtby each made important plays in overtime. Schneider stopped a straight-on shot by John Carlson from between the circles and Holtby made a juggling save on a shot by Devils defenseman John Moore in the waning seconds.

Carey, who was recalled from Hersey on Friday, made it 2-2 with 5:53 left in regulation. Brooks Laich passed the puck from behind the net to Matt Niskanen in the left circle and Carey deflected his centering pass past Schneider.

Henrique had given the Devils a 2-1 lead 7:47 into the final period with a shot that beat Holtby on the short side in a somewhat lucky goal.

Lee Stempniak led a two-on-one break with Blandisi and his centering pass, deflected off the rookie to Henrique for his 17th goal of the season.

Blandisi had tied it 1-1 at 1:51 of the third period with a power-play goal. Blandisi found Travis Zajac in front of Holtby for the point-blank shot the dribbled between the goaltender’s pads toward the goal line. Blandisi got his stick on the puck before Carlson and nudged it into the back of the net for his third goal.

Burakovsky had given Washington the lead at 12:30 of the second period with his sixth goal in five games.

Kuznetsov, who has 11 assists in his last six games, set it up by skating the puck down the right boards and throwing a pass back in front of the net. Justin Williams took a shot in close and it deflected off Burakovsky’s skate past Schneider.

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