The Washington Capitals were back in action during this fine home stretch against a foe in the Colorado Avalanche that they have not met with in three months. Philipp Grubauer was back in town in an Avs sweater for the first time since he was dealt to Colorado in the offseason.
Andre Burakovsky got the good guys on the board first with a great tip in front that saw its way past Semyon Varlamov. Nathan Mackinnon tied things up with a bank shot, but Evgeny Kuznetsov restored the Caps lead on a power play shortly after. Matt Niskanen extended the lead, but the Avs would not go away as goals from Mikko Rantanen and Colin Wilson sent this bad boy to OT.
Evgeny Kuznetsov wins it in overtime!
Caps beat Avalanche 4-3!