Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
The Ottawa Senators are already enjoying a long-awaited winning streak.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Sergei Gonchar scored 47 seconds into overtime, Erik Karlsson set up Ottawa’s first goal in his sooner-than-anticipated return from a torn Achilles tendon, and the Senators clinched a playoff berth by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 Thursday night.
Kyle Turris scored twice and the Ottawa Senators ended Washington’s winning streak at eight games with a 3-1 victory over the Capitals on Thursday night.
Sergei Gonchar scored on the power play with 2:30 left in regulation as the Ottawa Senators battled back from a sluggish start to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday.
The Caps snap a five game road losing streak and Alex Ovechkin get’s his ninth goal of the season as the Caps come back with four goals in the third to beat the Ottawa Senators for the third time this season 5-3.
The Washington Capitals were beginning to gag on another lead in a playoff series. Caps fans have been down this road so often.
Locker Room Interviews (John Carlson, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom) Bruce Boudreau Post-Game Press Conference
Locker Room Interviews (Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Michal Neuvirth) Bruce Boudreau Post-Game Press Conference