Blue Jackets down Capitals in Overtime to Take a 2-0 Series Lead

The Washington Capitals fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday night in overtime 5-4. Matt Calvert scored the game winning goal at the 12:22 mark of overtime.

The Capitals once again got off to a fast start going up 2-0 behind first period goals from Jay Beagle and Alexander Ovechkin. Cam Atkinson would get the Jackets on the board late in the first period. The Caps would end up losing Andre Burakovsky for the rest of the game due to injury.

Ovechkin would get on the board again early in the second period before the Jackets would take over the game. The Jackets went on to score three straight goals in the second period to take the lead at 4-3.

Braden Holtby would lead the Capitals back on the ice for the third period. The Caps played desperation hockey in the third period. It would pay off as T.J Oshie would score the game tying goal on a late power play.

This game would need overtime once again to determine a winner. The Calvert goal would occur after several glorious scoring chances for the Caps. Sergei Bobrovsky played lights out hockey for the Jackets stopping 54 shots. This was reminiscent of the performance that Jaroslav Halak had against the Capitals back in the 2010 playoff series for the Montreal Canadiens.

The series heads to Columbus on Tuesday night. Puck drop will be at 7:30pm at Nationwide Arena.

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