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Ducks win ninth straight with comeback against Capitals

Dec 23, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks are on some kind of a roll right now.

Their latest triumph came Monday, as they came back from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Washington Capitals by a final score of 3-2.

That makes it nine straight victories for the Ducks, who are not only atop the Pacific Division with 59 points, but also the National Hockey League.

Hampus Lindholm scored the winning goal late in the third period, giving Ducks’ head coach Bruce Boudreau a victory in his return to Washington, where he helped turn around the Capitals franchise.

This one was not without its controversy, either. The Capitals’ fans believed their team had the tying goal, but Alex Ovechkin‘s shot late in the third period rang off the crossbar and stayed out, as per Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times.

  1. ovechcant - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Ughhh, where to start. Another 2 goal lead blown. This is the same caps team every year. They don’t play anything close to a team game. Nothing gets through to these guys. How do two defensemen stand in front of their own goal and let three forwards stand there unchecked. I guess alzner and Carlson were rehearsing car commercials instead of playing defense. Alex Ovechkin cares about goals and personal milestones, no one in the NHL spends as much time upright and not skating. Mike Green has two goals and really doesn’t threaten the net anymore, why play him? He’s worthless if he’s not creating offense. 11 mil for him and Erat combined. A real GM could go from average to contender with 11 mil. Up the pennsy turnpike you have a team that gets everything out of everyone. Their fans get a team. Caps fans get a ticket to a show, a show with some lights, some cool music and about 20-30 minutes of good hockey. Can’t win a cup on that. BLOW IT UP

  2. cspsrbums - Dec 24, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    The 1st and the more crucial goal the 2nd Green is in the ice for both in the crease and not picking anyone up. They both score the 2nd goal he goes to the far post and they score from the near post from a pass from behind the net. He and Holtby are killing this team all year with there half ass play. Time to be h them or move them WTF Oates correct the problems

  3. cspsrbums - Dec 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    (Time to bench them or move them) This team is like ground hog day every year it just keeps repeating itself. Why doe GMGM think it will change with the same people who have been here for all of the let downs?

  4. lightning69 - Dec 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    You won’t ever see Ovi get hurt on an aggressive back check. Huge difference right there between Stamkos and Ovechkin. The problem in Washington is and always has been, an amazing goal scorer and lazy floater is wearing the C.

    Can’t have that on any team and win when it matters because it sets the tone for the whole “Team”.

  5. cspsrbums - Dec 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Ovi back checks so much better then has. Is he where he should be no even close but give him some credit for working on it

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