Caps score three times in under five minutes to avoid four-game skid


The negative streaks were really starting to pile up for the Washington Capitals on Saturday, but that all changed in a dizzying span in which they scored three goals in about five minutes. They ended up riding that surge to a 3-2 win against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight.

Going into the third period, Washington seemed like it might be on the verge of being shut out for a second straight game en route to a fourth consecutive loss. Instead, they turned things around to give Jarsolav Halak (31 out of 33 shots stopped) a win in his Washington debut.

Karl Alzner opened the Capitals’ scoring 9:45 into the final frame:

Brooks Laich tied it up about 30 seconds later:

Finally, Troy Brouwer wrapped things up with a power-play goal, his 18th tally of the season:

To little surprise, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett was displeased with the defeat: