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Topic - Karl Alzner
The Capitals received goals from Karl Alzner, Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin to pull out a win and move two points closer to the Rangers.
Troy Brouwer scored a power-play goal off a rebound to cap a rally from a two-goal deficit in the third period as the Capitals beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.
The Capitals looked dormant through two and a half periods before exploding for three goals in the final 20 minutes to grab a 3-2 win over Phoenix.
With newly signed Evgeny Kuznetsov looking on, the Washington Capitals did their best to entertain their new teammate.
The Boston Bruins forechecked aggressively, cleared the puck easily and dominated the Washington Capitals.
Orlov scored two goals and had his team on the verge of moving into a playoff position for the first time in six weeks. But then his career day suddenly turned into a nightmare and there was no one to blame but himself.
The Capitals will begin their push for a playoff spot tonight against the Florida Panthers. Catch all the action on CSN beginning at 7 p.m.
It was an emotional two weeks for all five of the Capitals' Olympians. Only one returns with a medal.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin told coach Adam Oates that his father is doing better and that Ovi is ready to return to work.
Capitals general manager George McPhee says he likes his blue line, but will make a move if it makes sense.
Alex Ovechkin has failed to medal in three straight Olympics. His teammates say they need him focused to get into the playoffs.
After 50 minutes of scoreless hockey Capitals defenseman Julien Brouillette made his first NHL goal of his career the game winner midway though the third period.
Against heavy-hitting teams like the Islanders, the Caps say they need to protect each other better by communicating.
The Capitals have not won three games in a row since early December. They'll need a big push if they hope to get into the playoffs.
Twenty-nine of the Capitals' 57 games have been decided by one goal. In parts of two seasons under coach Adam Oates, they are now 26-25 in one-goal games.
"I was excited," said Alzner, who entered the game with one goal this season and just six in his previous in 327 NHL games. "Everyone seemed really excited. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that it was me who scored it, but people really seemed up after that. It was the perfect momentum swing."
"Maybe it had something to do with the fact that it was me who scored it and not a guy who normally scores, but people seemed really up after that," Alzner said. "It was the perfect momentum swing and the perfect line to come out right after that. It was a perfect storm for us."