Caps use late surge to beat Senators

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 07, 2011
Alex Ovechkin scored one of three straight goals by Washington in the third period to lead the Capitals to a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom tied it at 2-2 with his 10th goal on a power play 9:45 into the third. He earned his 19th assist on Ovechkin's spectacular go-ahead goal, his ninth, at 13:50. Troy Brouwer scored 15 seconds later to make it a 4-2. John Carlson, who had two assists, scored into an empty net at 19:14 for his third point. Jeff Halpern scored early in the second and Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for Washington, which has won two of three, including an overtime win over Ottawa on Saturday. Milan Michalek drew the Senators within one with his team-leading 17th goal on a power play at 16:08.
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