Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/29/13
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OTTAWA -- Veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar capped a three-goal rally with a blast from the point to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals Tuesday night at Scotiabank Place. Gonchar's first of the season came with just 2:30 left in the third. Ottawa's record improved to 4-1-1 while the Capitals dropped to 1-4-1. Senators goalie Craig Anderson preserved the win by robbing Mike Ribeiro with 40 seconds to play. Anderson wound up making 31 saves while Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth stopped 34 shots. The Senators fully recovered from a two goal deficit when Milan Michalek scored at 2:20 of the third. Ottawa center Kyle Turris had actually lost the faceoff in the Capitals zone to Nicklas Backstrom, but Michalek jumped forward and released a backhand that went just inside the far post. The Senators fourth line capitalized with 1:23 to go in the second period to begin the comeback. Starting the play was former top round pick Mika Zibanejad, who w...
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