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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in overtime at the Verizon Center Thursday night.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in overtime at the Verizon Center Thursday night.

Alex Ovechkin scored the winner for Washington at 3:21 of overtime, taking a pass from defenceman John Carlson and beating Jets netminder Michael Hutchinson high to the glove side on what was a Washington power play brought on by a bad Jets line change moments earlier.

The Ovechkin goal sullied what had otherwise been yet another remarkable Jets comeback.

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom (39), from Sweden, defends against Washington Capitals center Zachary Sanford (82) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With the Jets trailing Washington 3-0, Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom scored his first goal of the season —short-handed — at 2:11 of the third period, shooting into an open net that had been left vacant by a collision moments earlier between Caps netminder Braden Holtby and defenceman Carlson.

Jets forward Adam Lowry then narrowed Washington’s lead to 3-2 at 5:22 of the third period, taking a pass from defenceman Dustin Byfuglien in the slot and beating Holtby. It was Lowry’s second goal in two games.

And then Jets forward Marko Dano — making his first appearance for the Jets this season — tied the game 3-3 at 11:11 of the third period.

Ovechkin made the score 3-0 for Washington at 10:04 of the second period, banging home a rebound past a sprawled Hutchinson.

Capitals forward TJ Oshie made the score 2-0 in favour of Washington at 1:48 of the second period, converting a pass from linemate Andre Burakovsky past Hutchinson.

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom opened the scoring for Washington at 14:38 of the first period, picking up a rebound and beating Hutchinson on what was just the fourth shot of the period for Washington.

The Jets outshot Washington 10-4 in the first period.

The overtime loss dropped the Jets season record to 4-6-1. The Jets play in Detroit Friday night against the Red Wings before moving on the New York, where they will play the Rangers Sunday night.

 

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