Flames keep Ovechkin at 483 goals, beat Caps in OT

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WASHINGTON (AP) Sean Monahan scored his second goal of the game 1:40 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.

Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary and Karri Ramo stopped 34 shots.

Michael Latta and Jay Beagle had the goals for Washington, and Phillipp Grubauer finished with 26 saves.

In overtime, Monahan took a pass from TJ Brodie and beat Grubauer from right in front. Washington coach Barry Trotz challenged the goal, claiming that Monahan was offside, but the goal was quickly confirmed.

Monahan has six goals this season, including four in the last four games.

The Flames, which lost two straight entered the game with the worst record in the Western Conference.

Alex Ovechkin again failed in his attempt to pass Sergei Fedorov for most goals by a Russian-born NHL player. Since scoring his 483rd career goal on Nov. 7 to tie Fedorov, Ovechkin has gone scoreless in three straight games.

Monahan’s first goal came at 1:28 of the third period. His shot flew past Grubauer’s right shoulder, and gave the Flames a 2-0 lead.

Latta’s first goal of the season and just his second in 78 career goals got Washington on the scoreboard with 5:41 gone in the period. It was his first goal since Nov. 15, 2013.

Beagle tied it with just under five minutes to play when he tapped the puck past Ramo from in front.

Frolik’s shot from the slot on a spin move away from the Capitals’ Jason Chimera gave Calgary a 1-0 lead at 7:35 of the first period. It was his fourth goal of the season. The other three came on Oct. 31 at Edmonton.

NOTES: Washington D Brooks Orpik missed his second straight game with a lower body injury. … Flames LW Brandon Bollig and Capitals RW Tom Wilson were sent off for fighting early in the third period. … Washington failed in an attempt to win its third consecutive set of back-to-back games