The Capitals and Blackhawks have shared four goals in an entertaining second period at the United Center in Chicago. With 40 minutes played, the Blackhawks lead the Capitals, 4-2.
With the Caps trailing 2-0 at the start of the period, Mike Knuble cut the deficit to 2-1 at the 2:22 mark of the second period. But the Blackhawks answered at the 7:57 mark as Patrick Kane finished off a passage of play that began with a John Carlson turnover.
Chicago made the score 4-1 at the 11:33 mark as Andrew Shaw scored his second goal of the night on a wraparound from behind Michal Neuvirth's net. But Ovechkin responded by going on an end-to-end skate, which included a lovely drop pass between his own legs, before finishing past Corey Crawford to make the score 4-2. The goal was Ovechkin's 30th of the season.
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