Capitals score in OT to snap Blue Jackets' win streak

BY foxsports • December 18, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals' point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets' winning streak at seven.

Mike Green skated past the goal line on the right wing and slid a centering pass to Fehr, whose quick shot beat Sergei Bobrovsky.

Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, 5-0-2 in their last seven games -- including the 20-round shootout loss at Florida on Tuesday. Braden Holtby had 22 saves.

Nick Foligno had two goals and an assist, Michael Chaput scored his first NHL goal, and Jack Johnson also tallied for the Blue Jackets, who fell one short of tying the team's longest winning streak. Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots.

Columbus went past regulation for the fifth straight game and for the sixth time in seven.

The Blue Jackets took their first lead 52 seconds into the third when Foligno scored his second by jamming in a rebound off a backhander by Jeremy Morin. It was Morin's first point for the Blue Jackets in his first home game with the club.

At 7:02, the Capitals tied it 3-3 when Alzner tucked a shot over Bobrovsky's left hip.

Chaput scored his first NHL goal in his 27th career game with 4:25 left, from a hard angle after a long shot by Matt Calvert.

But the Capitals tied it again with 3 minutes remaining when Green's backdoor pass went in off the left skate of Brouwer. The goal was confirmed by video review.

Alzner and Chimera each had an assist to go with their goals, and Green and Michael Latta each had two assists.

Ward opened the scoring 9:51 in when he lifted a shot just over Bobrovsky's right pad for his 10th goal.

In the final minute, Latta slipped a blind pass to a wide-open Chimera, who had virtually an empty net. The goal was the third for Chimera, a former Blue Jacket.

The Blue Jackets cut the lead in half at 8:48 of the second. A cross-ice pass from Foligno on the power play allowed Johnson to take a whack at a forehand before finishing with a backhand between Holtby's pads.

Columbus made it 2 for 2 on the power play at 11:57 of the second. Foligno scored after Holtby gave up a rebound of Kevin Connauton's blast from the point. It was Foligno's 100th career goal, coming in his 496th game.

NOTES: The Blue Jackets beat the Capitals a week earlier on the road on Foligno's overtime goal. ... The Capitals had killed 13 of 14 penalties during the previous six games before the Blue Jackets scored on their first two attempts. ... Washington improved to 4-6 in overtime. Columbus fell to 5-3.

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