It took a big hit, a career-first NHL fight, a between-the-legs pass, and a stellar goaltending performance to get the Washington Capitals to overtime. When there, Lars Eller earned the Capitals a powerplay. Then TJ Oshie took care of the rest.
Oshie’s overtime goal gave the Capitals a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets – the only team that has dominated them this season. Columbus had given Washington two of their seven regulation losses this season including their only shutout.
The Caps celebrated by converging into a giant ball of humanity in the corner and began hopping up and down together as a group.