Alex Ovechkin's clutch goal with 4:52 to play in the game erased a 3-2 deficit and sent Game 6 of their series with the Boston Bruins to overtime.
The Bruins were able to take a 3-2 lead with 8:03 left in the third period when Andrew Ference beat Braden Holtby with an assist from Tyler Seguin.
The Capitals would answer and force overtime when Alex Ovechkin put a shot past Tim Thomas with a little under five minutes remaining in regulation, tying the score at 3-3.
Going into overtime, the Capitals still hold the momentum, as they are outshooting the Bruins 38-28 and have forced 14 takeaways to Boston's seven.
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