Nov 17, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT
Ovechkin collected two of those tallies, pushing his season total to 17, tying Alexander Steen for the league lead. (For now, at least.)
Here are the two Ovechkin goals. The first one came 7:17 into the first period:
The second one came about five minutes later:
Mikhail Grabovski scored the goal that sealed Halak’s fate for the night, notching his seventh for the season. We’ll see if Brian Elliott and the St. Louis Blues can turn it around after falling behind 3-0.
Update: the Capitals ended up winning 4-1 thanks to that 3-0 opening and 46 saves by Braden Holtby.
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- Blackhawks extend TVR through 2017-18 2
- Good start: McDavid scores five in Oilers scrimmage 18
- Caps ink Kuznetsov to two-year, $6 million extension 9
- Bruins sign three — Hayes, Connolly, and DeFazio 12
- Babcock expects Kadri to be ‘an elite player’ 15
- No expansion bid expected from Kansas City 37
- Leafs sign Matthias — one year, $2.3 million 17
- Report: Kopitar, Kings in ‘early stages of negotiations’ for extension 12
- Arbitration filed: Holtby, Nyquist & Stepan highlight list released by NHLPA 13