Washington (30-14-3) at Ottawa (15-21-7), 7:30 p.m. EST
OTTAWA (Ticker) — The Washington Capitals look to continue
rolling when they visit the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.
Winners of three straight and 15 of its last 19, Washington has
opened up a 14-point lead over the Florida Panthers (21-16-7) in
the Southeast Division.
After defeating the Boston Bruins, 2-1, on Saturday, the
Capitals won by the same score in overtime against the New York
Islanders on Monday.
Alex Ovechkin tallied both goals on the power play, including
the game-winner at the 1:46 mark of the extra session. It was
the reigning Hart Trophy winner’s league-leading 31st goal of
Ottawa rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period
against Montreal on Saturday, but fell in a shootout, 5-4, which
snapped its two-game winning streak. Dany Heatley scored twice
in the loss to lead the Senators.
The teams have split the two meetings earlier this season.
Ovechkin scored a pair of goals in the latest contest, a 5-1
Capitals victory on December 12.