Washington 4, Winnipeg 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 8-9-3-1 5-3-0-0 3-6-3-1 L1
Washington 12-7-0-1 8-1-0-1 4-6-0-0 W2

Recap


Jason Chimera's second goal of the game 1:52 into overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to their second straight victory, a 4-3 triumph over the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.

Following a Winnipeg turnover deep in its own zone, Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman scooped up the loose puck and fed Chimera, who slid the puck into a partially open net.

The victory is the eighth in 10 home games for Washington. The Jets have now dropped 10 of 13 games away from Winnipeg.

Alexander Semin opened the scoring at 5:23, one-timing a backhand pass from Alexander Ovechkin after he chased down a loose puck in the Winnipeg zone.

After Andrew Ladd and Chimera traded goals 12 seconds apart later in the frame, Kyle Wellwood evened the score at 16:30. The Jets' leading scorer pounced on a Ladd redirection and fired it into the open net with Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun out of position.

Nicklas Backstrom put Washington in front for a third time just past the three-minute mark of the second period. The puck made its way to the front of the net and Backstrom took a whack at it, knocking it past a fallen Ondrej Pavelec for his second goal in as many games.

The Jets evened things up one more time with 7:24 left in regulation. Moments after Washington's Mike Knuble had a goal waved off due to goaltender interference, Bryan Little wristed a shot from the right faceoff dot that eluded Vokoun on the blocker side.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Washington
Andrew Ladd 2 Points Jason Chimera 2
Andrew Ladd 1 Goals Jason Chimera 2
Andrew Ladd 1 Assists Karl Alzner 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .892 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .880
Ondrej Pavelec 33 Saves Tomas Vokoun 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 25 3 0-2 3-3 8 26
Washington 37 4 0-3 2-2 6 31

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against NY Rangers . The Capitals have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Carolina . The Jets have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .385 after a loss.
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