Washington 3, Calgary 1

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 18-18-3-2 10-5-1-1 8-13-2-1 L4
Washington 21-15-0-2 14-5-0-1 7-10-0-1 W4


Captain Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist for his fourth consecutive multi-point game and Nicklas Backstrom set up all three of his team's tallies as the Washington Capitals skated to their fourth straight victory with a 3-1 triumph over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
Troy Brouwer and defenseman Dennis Wideman also scored and Tomas Vokoun turned aside 18 shots for Washington, which improved to 9-0-0 this season with defenseman Mike Green in the lineup. Sidelined since Nov. 11 with a groin injury, Green logged nearly 16 minutes of ice time and had two blocked shots in his return.
Captain Jarome Iginla picked up an assist on Curtis Glencross' tally in the second period, but was unable to net career goal No. 500 as Calgary dropped its fourth in a row (0-3-1) during its season-high seven-game road trip.
With his team on the power play, Ovechkin wasted little time extending his points streak to seven games. The Russian one-timed a cross-slot feed from Marcus Johansson and sent it past Miikka Kiprusoff just 1:11 into the contest. Ovechkin now has seven goals and four assists in his last seven games.
Brouwer doubled the advantage 8:49 into the second period after settling a rebound from Ovechkin's point shot and pushing it past Kiprusoff for his 11th of the season.
Although Glencross trimmed the deficit to one after converting Iginla's centering feed, Wideman answered three minutes later by one-timing a pass from Backstrom and beating Kiprusoff from the right faceoff circle.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Washington
Curtis Glencross 1 Points Nicklas Backstrom 3
Curtis Glencross 1 Goals Alex Ovechkin 1
T.J. Brodie 1 Assists Nicklas Backstrom 3
N/A Power Play Goals Alex Ovechkin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Miikka Kiprusoff .857 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .947
Miikka Kiprusoff 18 Saves Tomas Vokoun 18

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 19 1 0-4 1-3 6 20
Washington 21 3 2-3 4-4 8 34

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game on the road against San Jose. The Capitals have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .471 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Flames have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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