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.