Wild Suffer Third Straight Loss
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help the Washington Capitals rally for a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Ovechkin got his league-leading 40th goal 4:35 into the third on a power play, and Brooks Orpik also scored while the NHL-best Capitals completed a four-game homestand with three wins.
Braden Holtby made 30 stops for Washington after he was pulled early in the second period of a loss Wednesday night to Montreal. All four games on the Caps' homestand were decided by one goal.
Mikko Koivu and Nino Niederreiter scored for Minnesota. Koivu tied a club record by playing in his 743rd NHL game, all with the Wild. Darcy Kuemper made 24 saves.