COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Dennis Wideman scored in a 2:53 span of the third period, erasing a 2-0 deficit and leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Ovechkin also added an insurance goal — making it four in 4:34 — and Wideman added two assists for the Capitals, who have scored 12 third-period goals in their last six games. They have 46 in the final period this season — among the most in the NHL.
Ovechkin extended his points streak to six games, a span in which he has six goals and three assists.
It was another heartbreak for the Blue Jackets, who have been outscored 52-26 in the final period this year. John Moore and Samuel Pahlsson scored for Columbus.