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Capitals come back to defeat Avalanche

The Washington Capitals trailed 2-0 in the first period to the Colorado Avalanche but answered with three straight goals to get payback from an early-season loss.

With plenty of red in Colorado backing them every step of the way, the Capitals overcame that deficit to begin their three-game road trip on the best note.

Andre Burakovsky made his old team pay by scoring the first goal of the game for his 18th of the season. Burakovsky finished an odd man rush and beat Braden Holtby at 2:54.

After T.J. Oshie was called for high sticking at 15:36, the Avalanche doubled their lead at 16:05 with a goal from Mikko Rantanen on the power play.