NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Washington
(Tuesday, January 15th)
Final Score: Washington 4, Ottawa 2
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Alexander Semin had two goals and an assist, as Washington completed the season sweep of Ottawa with a 4-2 win at the Verizon Center.
Alexander Ovechkin and Mike Green also scored for the Capitals, who won all four meetings with the Senators this season. Brent Johnson made 26 saves in net.
Dean McAmmond and Wade Redden lit the lamp while Ray Emery turned away 23 shots for Ottawa, which has dropped two straight since losing Dany Heatley. Heatley suffered a separated right shoulder on Saturday that will keep him sidelined for six weeks. The winger is second on the Senators in goals (25) and points (56) this season.
The Capitals were skating shorthanded as well. Earlier in the day, it was announced that center Michael Nylander will miss the rest of the season following rotator cuff surgery.
Washington scored the final goal of a high-action second period to tie the game, and added two more in the third to go up 4-2.
Ovechkin netted the go-ahead goal at the 9:11 mark, as he gathered a long rebound in the high slot and snapped a shot past a screened Emery for the power-play tally.
Semin got his second goal of the night minutes later off a wrist shot from Tomas Fleischmann, and Johnson shut the door from there to preserve the lead.
The teams skated to a scoreless stalemate in the first, but both offenses awoke in the middle stanza.
Green opened the scoring 47 ticks into the second, one-timing a cross-ice feed from Viktor Kozlov past Emery for the power-play marker.
McAmmond pulled the Senators even with 6:19 remaining on a redirection tally, and Redden put the visitors in front moments later on a rebound putback.
Just 23 seconds later, however, Semin came up with a turnover in the Ottawa zone, deked past a defender and then went top shelf with a quick wrister to knot the contest at 2-2.
With an assist Tuesday, Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson has the longest current point streak in the NHL, having reached the scoresheet in 11 straight contests...This game marked the third segment of a five-game homestand for the Capitals, who are 10-11-1 as the host this year.
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