Ovechkin, Capitals Beat Wild 4-3Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.
With Harding Ill, Wild Call Up Backup GoalieThe Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie Darcy Kuemper from their AHL affiliate. Coach Mike Yeo says Josh Harding was ill and didn't take part in the pre-game skate on Thursday morning. Niklas Backstrom was announced as the starter against Buffalo for the game Thursday night.
Capitals Beat Wild 3-2 In ShootoutNicklas Backstrom scored the only goal in a shootout, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Braden Holtby had 33 saves for the Capitals before blanking the Wild during the shootout.
Wild Will Give Harding 3rd Straight Start In GoalThe Minnesota Wild have a good problem in goal. Coach Mike Yeo says he'll start Josh Harding Thursday against Vancouver for the third straight game.