Stars, Senators clinch in OT with 4-2 win over Blackhawks

Stars, Senators clinch in OT with 4-2 win over Blackhawks

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals clinched their second straight victory Saturday night, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime.

It was the second consecutive win for the Capitals, who are 3-1-0 in their past four games.

The Blackhawks had won four straight games before the victory, which came in Chicago.

The Capitals had the lead at one point when Erik Karlsson scored the tying goal.

Alex Ovechkin had an assist.

The Stars scored on a power play late in the first period.

The Blues got one back on the power play to take a 2-1 lead at 7:31 of the second period.

Washington got another power play chance when Marc Methot scored on his second shot from the point.

But the Blackhawks got the rebound and Antti Niemi scored on the rebound, tying the game at 4-4.

Karlsson’s goal with 6:39 left gave the Capitals a 5-4 lead.

The Hawks added an empty-net goal at the 10:40 mark of the third period to tie it at 5-5.

That was their first goal of the game.

The Bears, who have lost four of five, went on to score the tying power play goal with 14:22 left in the third.

The Washington Stars tied it at 7-5 with 12:18 remaining.

That goal was the first of the season for Mattias Janmark, who made 35 saves for his 10th shutout.

The loss dropped Washington to 5-2-1 in their last seven games.

Ottawa is 7-1 since Janmark returned from injury.

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