Ottawa 3 Washington 2

Ottawa won a game that they looked out of for almost two periods.  Whether it was the flu bug running through the team or the absence of Jason Spezza or both, until Jim O’Brien scored late in the second the game wasn’t close.  Craig Anderson made 31 saves and was excellent in the win.  Here’s the boxscore.

Game Notes
-it wasn’t a great night for Mark Borowiecki, particularly in the first period where turnovers were a problem
-speaking of turnovers, Zack Smith made two brutal ones in the final minute of the game
-throughout the game the best line for Ottawa was Condra-O’Brien-Zibanejad; eventually Zibanejad was promoted to other lines in the third period
Erik Karlsson continued his mastery of Alex Ovechkin who was invisible

The Goals
1. Washington, Brouwer
Latendresse loses the puck at the blueline that creates a 2-on-1
2. Washington, Hendricks (pp)
A great tip by Hendricks
3. O’Brien (Condra, Zibanejad)
Finished off a great feed in the slot by Condra
4. Michalek (Turris)
Backhand off a lost faceoff beats Neuvirth who was off his angle
5. Gonchar (Karlsson, Alfredsson) (pp)
Slapper gets deflected off a Washington defender between Neuvirth‘s legs

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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