In one of the biggest games of the season, the Washington Capitals gave away a 3-0 lead and fell to the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in an overtime loss at Verizon Center. The Jets completed titled the ice over the final 20 minutes, out-working the Caps and applying constant pressure on goaltender Michal Neuvirth. The Jets out-shot the Capitals 17-2 in the third period before finally breaking through with just under four minutes remaining.
Spencer Machacek evened it up and a diving shot in front that went right past a sliding Neuvirth. It was a tough goal to take after Neuvirth had held off the constant pressure in the period to that point. In overtime, Tim Stapleton scored the game-winner mid-way through the extra session. After that dominant third period, the Jets finished with 19 more shots on goal. The Jets are now four points behind the Caps for the eighth spot in the playoffs, with the Sabres now even in the standings with 82 points.
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