Capitals' run of four straight defeats ends at last
The game between the Washington Capitals and the Edmonton Oilers finished 5-4 on Monday – no doubt a relief for Washington after four straight defeats.
Washington has extended their lead in their division to 14 points, while Pittsburgh sits four points back.
The Capitals took the lead late into the first period, with a goal from Dylan Strome.
The Capitals scored three goals in second period an held the lead 4-2 going in to the second break.
The Oilers narrowed the gap to 4-3 early in the third period when Leon Draisaitl beat the goalie, assisted by Zach Hyman and Evander Kane.
The Capitals increased the lead to 5-3 with 01.50 remaining of the third after a goal from Evgeny Kuznetsov, assisted by Alex Ovechkin.
The Oilers narrowed the gap to 5-4 with 01.03 remaining of the third after a goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, assisted by Darnell Nurse and Connor McDavid.
Washington improves to 6–6–2, while Edmonton drops to 7–5–0.
The result means Washington stays in sixth place and Edmonton is in fourth.
The Capitals play Pittsburgh away on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Capital One Arena. The Oilers will face Tampa Bay at home on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena.