Found October 03, 2013 on Rock the Red:
Ovi hot like Olympic torch. (Reuters Euro) The Washington Capitals won their home opener in classic Capitals fashion on Thursday night at Verizon Center, defeating the Calgary Flames 5-4 in a shootout.  After finding themselves in 3-0 and 4-1 holes, the home side battled back with two goals from Alex Ovechkin and Connor Carrick, who opened his NHL account in really cool fashion with a breakaway goal.  Nicklas Backstrom then scored his first goal of the season with 5:50 remaining in regulation to send the game in to overtime on an absolutely nifty set-up from Mikhail Grabovski in front.  Following a scoreless overtime period dominated by Calgary territorially, Grabovski and then Ovechkin scored in the shootout while Calgary was kept off the board by Michal Neuvirth.  Washington is now 1-1-0 on the young season. Despite the win, the defense in this game by Washington was once again next-level awful, especially at the start.  There were breakdowns, missed assignments, and just ...
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