Dale Hunter's third game as an NHL head coach and Brooks Laich's 500th game as an NHL player could hardly have had a better ending for both.
Laich scored 12 seconds into overtime to give Washington a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, the Capitals' first victory under Hunter, who replaced Bruce Boudreau Monday and lost his first two games at the helm.
''It feels good,'' Hunter said. ''It's something you want to get over with right away, hopefully the first game but it ends up being the third. It's one of those things you want to get under your belt and move on.''
Laich won the overtime faceoff then brought the puck through the neutral zone. As he passed Jason Chimera, Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson tripped and fell to the ice, giving the Capitals a 2-on-1 break. Chimera brought the puck down the left side and dumped it to Laich, who was trailing the play. Laich slid to the right of Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson for his fifth goal of the season.
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