Alex Obetin scored his milestone 750th National Hockey League goal when Washington Capitals beat Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night.
Aliaksei Protas and Garnet Hathaway also scored Capitals’ improvement to 4-1-1 in the last six games. Goalkeeper Ilya Samsonov made 17 saves.
Eric Robinson scored in Columbus. Columbus lost all four games on the road trip and won 18-6. Goalkeeper Danil Thalassov started his second career with Elvis Melzlikins and Jonas Korpisaro sick, stopping 29 of his 31 shots.
Ovechkin’s milestone came at 3:12 in the second period with a 3 to 2 rush. The 36-year-old Russian takes a pass from defense John Carlson in the neutral zone, skates on the blue line on the right wing, just outside the face-off dot, past countryman Thalassov and from inside the far post. I shot my wrist. Capitals lead 2-0.
Ovechkin is the fourth player to reach 750 career goals with Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (801) and Jaromír Jáger (766).
Protas gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead at 4:33 in the first period, tracking Justin Schultz’s shot rebound from the right point and lifting it over Thalassov.
Ovechkin’s Yegor Chinahoff appeared to have reduced his deficit to 2-1 about a minute after Ovechkin’s goal, but was not allowed because the video review determined that play was offside.
Capitals, who broke the lead in the third season in each of the last three games, lost in regulation and shootout.
When Justin Dunnth slipped on the left in a 2: 1 break, crossed the top of the crease and sent Robinson a pass, and Robinson tapped the puck, the Blue Jackets eventually hit the board at the third 6:28. rode. The open side of the net.
Hathaway won with an empty net goal of 1:27 remaining.
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