ANAHEIM – The Anaheim Ducks’ trouble holding onto leads this season continued Saturday night when Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:58 of overtime to complete the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 come back win.
“Overtime hasn’t been our friend (2-0-7). It’s kind of been a knife in the side of a few of us,” Said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.
Washington is 13-2-0 at home since Nov. 2, and Ovechkin has 17 points (10 goals, seven assists) in his past 12 games.
The Ducks took a 2-0 lead after two periods on goals scored by Derek Grant and Jakob Silfverberg. But Ovi and crew were not about to let that stand without a challenge.
Nicklas Backstrom broke the Washington gooseegg at 3:05 of the third, followed by Evgeny Kuznetsov’s trig goal at 7:27.
No one could score that deciding goal in regulation time and it went to the dreaded overtime period where the Ducks have struggled lately.
“Ovi” made ‘em pay at 3:03 of the overtime period with a snapshot past John Gibson for the game winner with a long shot from the blue line that Gibson would like to have back. The “up” side is that the Ducks still took a point out of Washington.
Former Devil, Brantford’s Adam Henrique who is leading all Ducks scoring with scored his eighth goal of the year and assisted on another in a 5-3 loosing cause Monday night against the New Jersey Devils.
Tuesday, the Ducks flew into New York for a showdown with the Rangers at Madison Square Gardens, in a game that will miss our deadline. Henrique leads all Duck scorers with 22 points while Brandon Montour leads all Duck defenders, but has been held pointless in the last four games, not scoring a point since Dec. 8th.