Kuznetsov OT goal lifts the Capitals past the Blue Jackets

columbus – Evgeny Kuznetsov Scored 26 seconds into overtime, the Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov won it for Washington with a wrist shot from the right facing circle after a drop pass Marcus Johansson.

“Unexpected, isn’t it?” He said. “No, it was a great win. Every time you win a tie in extra time it’s a great possession. [Johansson] He gave me a beautiful play. I don’t know what happened. I decided to shoot. The puck hit their leg first, which is why he got in.”

Video: WSH@CBJ: Kuznetsov finished the match after just 26 seconds

Johnny Goudreau Tied 3-3 for Columbus at 12:44 of the third period, he scored his 14th goal with a wrist shot after a long exit from before. Gavin Bayerother.

“It was sad to give up this goal, but I always believed in our team,” Kuznetsov said. “We end up getting the goal in extra time, which is great. Everyone can smile now.”

Trevor van Riemsdyk scored twice, and Charlie Lindgren He made 31 saves for D.C. (27-20-6), which ended their three-game road losing streak in their final game through February 11 at the Boston Bruins.

“We talked before the game about how important these two points are in the break, feeling good, and some positive emotions when we come home,” Van Riemsdyk said.

Jonas Corbesalo He made 30 saves for the Blue Jackets (15-32-4), who lost three in a row. Columbus is out until February 10th against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“I thought it was a tough game on our part and some mistakes,” said Columbus coach Brad Larsen. “There are some malfunctions, and it cost us there in the end.”

Video: WSH@CBJ: Van Riemsdyk shot home through traffic

Agate Hathaway He gave Washington a 1-0 lead at 5:06 of the first period, missing a shot Lars Eller.

Van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 at 14:28 with a shot through traffic over the right circle for his first goal in 20 matches.

Andrew Beck Cut it to 2-1 after just 12 seconds with a wrist kick near the blue line at 14:40.

Van Riemsdyk scored at 8:26 of the second period to take a 3-1 lead. Kuznetsov circled the area with the puck before passing from behind to one-timer Van Riemsdyk at the right post.

“He did a heck of a play and I just used it,” said Van Riemsdyk.

Video: WSH @ CBJ: Van Riemsdyk buries a beautiful pass in tight

Van Riemsdyk scored a career-high six goals after his first multiplayer game in 509 NHL games.

“He played a really strong game for us tonight,” Washington coach Peter Laviolette said of Van Riemsdyk. “You don’t expect every night to see him score two goals, but when he does, it sure is a bonus for our team.”

Eric Robinson He made it 3-2 at 11:03 to end an 18-game drought. He converted a pass on a rush from Matthew Oliver.

“Momentum can take away from you, so whenever you can respond quickly, it’s a big deal,” said Robinson. “He gets the fans back, then he gets the team back at him and he believes him again.”

The Blue Jackets are heading into their final NHL tie break with the Chicago Blackhawks.

“It was a good effort. We fought our way back to tie it up there, and we couldn’t find a way to win it in overtime,” Goudreau said. “We pushed really hard. We got out early and fought back. [Korpisalo] Played great there again tonight. We had some good looks in the third, we kind of took it to them. Tough loss.”

Video: WSH @ CBJ: Gaudreau fired a shot from the circle

Notes: Kuznetsov scored his eighth NHL overtime goal, tying Mike Green for third in D.C. history (Alex Ovechkin, 25, Niklas Backstrom, nine). … Three of Hathaway’s eight goals this season were Washington’s first in the game. He has six goals in 14 games against Columbus. …with the help of Peeke’s goal, forward Patrick Lane He has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his past seven games. … The Blue Jackets were 4-10-2 in January. The Capitals were 6-7-1.

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