CAPITALS 5, WILD 2
Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 34th goal and had three assists, and Tom Wilson scored twice to lead Washington.
Ovechkin assisted on Wilson’s opening goal in the second period before adding his own in a building in which he’s had plenty of success for the Capitals. In eight career games in Minnesota, Ovechkin has 11 goals.
Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and assist for Washington, which had lost four of its previous six games, including back-to-back overtime losses. Philip Grubauer made 32 saves.
Devan Dubnyk stopped 22 shots as the Wild’s franchise-record home points streak was snapped at 13 games. Nino Niederreiter scored his 100th NHL goal and Eric Staal added his 26th of the season in the third period for Minnesota.
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