Just when things looked as if though they were turning around for the Washington Capitals, Nick Foligno turned them inside out.
The Caps jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but two late goals from the Ottawa Senators gave them a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Jeff Halpern's second goal of the season gave the Caps the lead at 2:12. Troy Brouwer passed the puck to Dennis Wideman at the point. Wideman waited as Halpern and Marcus Johansson crashed the net and then fired a slap shot at Craig Anderson. Anderson stopped the initial shot with his leg pad, but the rebound came right to Halpern, who put it in.
Erik Condra tied the game at 1-1 about 10 minutes later when he put the rebound of Erik Karlsson's shot past Tomas Vokoun as John Erskine hooked him from behind.
Foligno's highlight-reel goal gave the Senators their first lead at 17:54 as he beat several Caps defensemen on his way to the goal. Foligno curled into the offensive zone, powered past Dennis Wideman along the boards and drove to the net. He then evaded John Carlson, held the puck long enough to draw Vokoun out of the net and used a curl-and-drag move to slide the puck into the net as his momentum carried him behind it. It was Foligno's ninth goal of the season.