Ottawa 3, Washington 2

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 1-4-1-0 1-2-0-0 0-2-1-0 L1
Ottawa 4-1-0-1 2-0-0-1 2-1-0-0 W1


Senators 3, Capitals 2:
Veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar scored a power-play goal with 2:30 remaining in the third period as host Ottawa erased a two-goal deficit.

Craig Anderson made 31 saves for the Senators, including one on Mike Ribeiro all alone from 15 feet with 39.7 seconds left. Jim O'Brien scored on his 24th birthday and Milan Michalek also recorded a goal for Ottawa.

Michal Neuvirth stopped 24 shots in falling to 4-1-0 against the Senators. Troy Brouwer and Matt Hendricks scored first-period goals for Washington, which lost its first four games of the season before defeating Buffalo 3-2 on Sunday.

The Capitals took a 1-0 lead after Brouwer accepted a feed from Wojtek Wolski and finished off a 2-on-1 when he moved in alone and slid a backhand shot past Anderson at 13:15. Hendricks deflected Jay Beagle's shot between Anderson's pads 4:28 later to make it 2-0.

The Senators cut the deficit in half when O'Brien redirected a centering pass from Erik Condra past a surprised Neuvirth with 1:23 remaining in the second period and tied it 2:20 into the third period on Michalek's goal. With Joel Ward off for high-sticking, Gonchar's blast from the point deflected off Hendricks and past Neuvirth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ottawa C Jason Spezza, who has 29 points in 30 games against Washington, did not play after suffering a back injury Sunday against Pittsburgh. He is listed as day-to-day. ... Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson returned to the lineup after missing Sunday's game with the flu. ... Anderson has stopped 150 of 155 shots this season.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Ottawa
Troy Brouwer 1 Points Sergei Gonchar 1
Troy Brouwer 1 Goals Sergei Gonchar 1
Nicklas Backstrom 1 Assists Daniel Alfredsson 1
N/A Power Play Goals Sergei Gonchar 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth .889 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .939
Michal Neuvirth 24 Saves Craig Anderson 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 33 2 0-2 3-4 12 33
Ottawa 27 3 1-4 2-2 8 28

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Montreal. The Senators have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Capitals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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