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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 he might have been a decoy as the Caps scored two power-play goals to climb out of a two-goal deficit and skate off 3-2 winners — snapping Colorado’s five-game winning streak.

Ovechkin finished with seven shots, one fewer than Avalanche superstar Nathan MacKinnon.