Kuznetsov OT aim lifts Capitals previous Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 26 seconds into additional time, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 at Nationwide Enviornment on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov received it for Washington with a wrist shot from the suitable face-off circle after a drop go from Marcus Johansson.

“Sudden, proper?” he stated. “No, it was a pleasant face-off win. Each time you win the face-off in additional time it is a large possession. [Johansson] made a pleasant play to me. I do not know what occurred. I made a decision to shoot. The puck hit their man first, that is why it went in.”

Video: [email protected]: Kuznetsov ends it in OT simply 26 seconds in

Johnny Gaudreau tied it 3-3 for Columbus at 12:44 of the third interval, scoring his 14th aim with a wrist shot after a protracted outlet by Gavin Bayreuther.

“It was unhappy a bit of to surrender that aim, however I imagine in our group all the time,” Kuznetsov stated. “Finally we get the aim in additional time, which is good. Everyone can smile now.”

Trevor van Riemsdyk scored twice, and Charlie Lindgren made 31 saves for the Capitals (27-20-6), who ended a three-game highway shedding streak of their final sport till Feb. 11 on the Boston Bruins.

“We talked earlier than the sport how necessary these two factors have been going into the break, feeling good, a bit of constructive vibes after we come again for the house stretch,” van Riemsdyk stated.

Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves for the Blue Jackets (15-32-4), who’ve misplaced three straight. Columbus is off till Feb. 10 towards the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“I believed it was a strong sport by us and some errors,” Columbus coach Brad Larsen stated. “There’s some breakdowns, and it price us there on the finish.”

Video: [email protected]: van Riemsdyk fires residence shot by means of site visitors

Garnet Hathaway gave Washington a 1-0 lead at 5:06 of the primary interval, tipping a shot by Lars Eller.

Van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 at 14:28 with a shot by means of site visitors from above the suitable circle for his first aim in 20 video games.

Andrew Peeke minimize it to 2-1 simply 12 seconds later with a wrist shot from close to the blue line at 14:40.

Van Riemsdyk scored at 8:26 of the second interval for a 3-1 lead. Kuznetsov circled the zone with the puck earlier than a behind-the-back go to van Riemsdyk for the one-timer on the proper submit.

“He made a heck of a play and I simply tapped it in,” van Riemsdyk stated.

Video: [email protected]: van Riemsdyk buries lovely go in tight

Van Riemsdyk has scored a career-high six objectives after his first multigoal sport in 509 NHL video games.

“He performed a extremely robust sport for us tonight,” Washington coach Peter Laviolette stated of van Riemsdyk. “You do not anticipate on a nightly foundation to see him popping in two objectives, however when he does, it is actually a bonus for our group.”

Eric Robinson made it 3-2 at 11:03 to finish an 18-game aim drought. He transformed a go on the push from Mathieu Olivier.

“The momentum can get away from you so everytime you’re in a position to reply shortly, it is large,” Robinson stated. “It will get a crowd again, then it will get the group again into it and believing once more.”

The Blue Jackets head into their break tied for final within the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks.

“It was a very good effort. Fought our means again to tie it up there, simply could not discover a option to win it in additional time,” Gaudreau stated. “We pushed fairly arduous. We went down early and fought again. [Korpisalo] performed nice again there once more tonight. We had some attractiveness within the third, type of took it to them. Robust loss.”

Video: [email protected]: Gaudreau fires residence a shot from the circle

NOTES: Kuznetsov scored his eighth NHL additional time aim, tying Mike Inexperienced for the third in Capitals historical past (Alex Ovechkin, 25, Nicklas Backstrom, 9). … Three of Hathaway’s eight objectives this season have been Washington’s first of the sport. He has six objectives in 14 video games towards Columbus. … With an help on Peeke’s aim, ahead Patrik Laine has 9 factors (two objectives, seven assists) in his previous seven video games. … The Blue Jackets have been 4-10-2 in January; the Capitals have been 6-7-1.

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