Clb 1 0 1 1 3
Was 1 0 1 0 2
Date of game: 12/11/2014

Recap: Washington vs. Columbus

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal with 18.8 seconds left in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday to extend their win streak to five games.

The Blue Jackets went on the power play with 1:57 to play when Jason Chimera was called for interference.

After Sergei Bobrovsky made two huge short-handed saves, Jack Johnson, who had drawn the penalty, dished to Foligno for a one-timer from the right circle. The puck sailed over Braden Holtby's glove, giving Foligno his second goal of the game.

Bobrovsky finished with 39 saves, while Holtby stopped 20-of-23 shots.

The Capitals were seeking a fourth straight win.

Holtby kept the game tied with a glove save on Cam Atkinson early in the third period.

Washington grabbed a 2-1 lead when Troy Brouwer sneaked out from behind the net to tip Matt Niskanen's point shot at 9:20.

Kevin Connauton, who scored the overtime game-winner in Columbus' 3-2 triumph against Philadelphia on Tuesday, tied it with a one-timer from the point at 10:59.

The Blue Jackets killed a late penalty to force overtime.

"We created chances. We had a lot of traffic in front of them and (Bobrovsky was still able to make saves," said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who returned to the lineup after missing seven games with an upper-body injury.

Quick strikes were common during the Capitals' recent surge and that trend continued Thursday with the team converting on an early power play. John Carlson fired a shot from the slot that Eric Fehr tipped past Bobrovsky 3:19 into the game.

It was the fourth straight game that Washington scored in the first five minutes of the first period.

The Capitals at one point held a 13-1 shot advantage, but couldn't build on their lead thanks to Bobrovsky.

"It wasn't the start that we wanted but we found a way to get our legs and get back into the game in large part because our goalie made some big saves for us," said Columbus head coach Todd Richards.

Foligno beat Holtby on a long wrist shot with 4:24 remaining in the first to tie it 1-1.

Both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play in a scoreless second period during which Washington had a 15-4 edge in shots.

Game Notes

The Blue Jackets snapped a four-game losing streak in the nation's capital ... Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky played in his 500th career game ... Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski had two assists ... Washington forward Tom Wilson played in his 100th career game.

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.