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Avalanche blows 2-0 lead as Capitals snap Colorado’s five game winning streak

The Avalanche gave Alex Ovechkin ample opportunity to become the eighth player in NHL history to reach 700 goals Thursday. Ovechkin, who is No. 3 all-time with 259 career power-play goals, was a mainstay in the Washington Capitals‘ five opportunities with the man-advantage at the Pepsi Center.

The Russian superstar didn’t have a point in the game, but the Caps scored two power-play goals to climb out of a two-goal deficit and struck at even-strength with 2:04 remaining to skate off 3-2 winners — snapping Colorado’s five-game winning streak.

T.J. Oshie scored the game-winner minutes after Tom Wilson scored a power-play goal on Washington’s fifth man advantage.