Flames Vs. Capitals: Alex Ovechkin's Goal Gives Caps 1-0 Lead Over Flames

It's serendipitous that the Washington Capitals are playing the Calgary Flames because Alex Ovechkin is on fire.

Ovechkin continued his recent hot streak with an early goal to give the Caps a 1-0 lead over the Flames after 20 minutes.

Ovechkin's 17th goal of the season came just 1:11 into the game, the fastest score that the Caps have had so far this season. On an early power play, Marcus Johansson set up an open Ovechkin for a one-timer from the left faceoff circle that beat Miikka Kiprusoff. It was Ovechkin's sixth power play goal of the season; he had seven last season. He has 10 points in his last seven games.

The pace slowed done significantly after Ovechkin's goal, but both Washington and Calgary had their chances. The Caps outshot the Flames 8-4.

In his first game since November 11, Mike Green took five shifts in the first period totaling 4:40.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.