Washington 3, Anaheim 2 (OT)

Friday, 01.13.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Washington 3, Anaheim 2 (OT)

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Highly touted rookie Sidney Crosby doesn’t make a stop at the Arrowhead Pond this season but Orange County hockey fans may have gotten a live look at the 2005-2006 NHL Rookie of the Year regardless.

Caps first year superstar Alexander Ovechkin netted his first career hat trick, including the overtime winner for his 30th goal of the season, to lead the Washington Capitals over the Ducks 3-2 on Friday night at the Arrowhead Pond.

“In our minds, we got beat by a very special player [Ovechkin] tonight,” said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.  He did everything that he had to do to dominate the game in the goal-scoring department. He was a force out there at all times.”

Travis Moen and Joffrey Lupul tallied in the contest for the Ducks who now head east to play Boston on Monday and Northeast Division-leading Ottawa on Thursday.

In a scoreless first period, the Ducks saw at least two solid scoring opportunities stymied by Washington’s backup netminder Brent Johnson who was making the start in the second of back-to-back road games.

“We had better chances in tight, but for whatever reason we just couldn’t get the puck flat on our sticks and we hit some shots wide,” said Carlyle.  “It wasn’t that we didn’t have the work ethic.”

Ovechkin (28, Clark, Morrisonn) started the scoring at 1:45 of the second period when the rookie was sent in alone on JS Giguere and deked to his backhand, flicking a quick shot over Giguere’s right shoulder.

Lupul (16, Marchant, S. Niedermayer) answered back at 4:02 of the second with a blistering wrist shot over the left shoulder of Johnson and under the crossbar to tie the game, 1-1.

Ovechkin (29, Clark, Zubrus) pounced on a loose puck in front of Giguere, spun and fired a low shot for his second goal of the contest at 12:06 of the second period to get the Caps a 2-1 lead.

The Ducks tied the game before the end of the second period when Moen (3, Pahlsson, Carney) rifled a slapshot by Johnson for his third goal of the season.

After a scoreless third, Ovechkin (30, Zubrus) won the game for Washington at 3:04 of the extra period.  The Moscow native appeared to be attempting a toe-drag around Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin but fired a low wrist shot through the backliner’s legs and into the net to give the Caps the 3-2 overtime winner.

“I feel excellent,” said Ovechkin.  “We played very well tonight. We wanted this game after we lost six in a row. We needed this win.”

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48


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