Alzner's first goal of the season put the Caps up early, but Taylor Hall's power play goal late in the first period has the game tied at 1-1 after 20 minutes.
Alzner became the 14th different Cap to score this season at 5:36. After sustained pressure in the offensive zone, Jason Chimera picked up the rebound of Sean Collins' shot and sent a cross-ice pass to the point. Alzner found himself wide open and his slap shot beat Nikolai Khabibulin high glove side. Alzner's first goal of the season broke a personal 55-game scoreless drought.
Hall tied the game at 18:15 while Edmonton enjoyed a 4-on-3 power play thanks to a slew of Washington penalties. Corey Potter's slap pass to Jordan Eberle started a tic-tac-toe passing sequence that ended with Hall alone in the crease with a wide open net. Hall beat a sprawling Tomas Vokoun for his third goal of the season.
Shots are 9-5 in favor of Washington.