After settling into some sense of normality following a layoff caused by postponements and the all-star break, the Capitals will embark upon their first multi-game road trip in over a month this week.
Matt Niskanen’s third-period goal gave the Capitals the advantage in a 3-2 victory over the Flyers on Sunday afternoon. Their ability to score in different ways has helped them despite an outage on the power play.
Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each scored in a shootout and Andre Burakovsky had a goal in his fifth consecutive game as the Capitals tied the score in the third period and then won, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon.
Ovechkin, forced to sit out the Capitals’ loss to the Panthers on Tuesday because he missed the All-Star Game, scored 17:20 into the third period to give his team a 3-2 victory over the Islanders.
Ovechkin has missed two games this season, a 5-0 loss to the Sharks in October and a 5-2 loss to the Panthers on Tuesday, and his absence has greatly affected the Capitals in several places.