Brooks Laich tipped in Alexander Ovechkin’s slap shot at 1:44 of overtime, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Saturday night.
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The Capitals trailed 2-0 heading into the third but Alexander Semin and Tomas Fleischman scored to force overtime.
In the extra period, Ovechkin drew a tripping penalty on defenseman Ryan Suter. Less than a minute later, Ovechkin took a shot out near the blue line, and Laich redirected it past Anders Lindback for his third goal this season.
J.P. Dumont and Jordin Tootoo scored for Nashville.
Steve Sullivan had a chance to get a dramatic win for the Predators in the final seconds of regulation. He tried wrapping around the post only to be stopped by Michal Neuvirth, sending Nashville to its first loss.