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DENVER (AP) — When they were teammates Adidas Marian Hossa Jersey , Nicklas Backstrom always had a tough time against Philipp Grubauer in practice.The Washington Capitals veteran had better luck when they met as opponents Friday night.Backstrom was left uncovered on a 4-on-3 power play and scored 22 seconds into overtime to lift the Capitals over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.“I used to struggle scoring in practice against Grubauer,” Backstram said. “He was probably used to me passing, too. Tom (Wilson) gave me a good pass and I was able to get the shot off.”Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Capitals, and Pheonix Copley stopped 24 shots.Colin Wilson and Carl Soderberg scored for the Avalanche while Grubauer, acquired by Colorado in an offseason trade with Washington to bolster their depth at goalie behind Semyon Varlamov, had 26 saves.With 2:44 left in the third period, Ian Cole fired a shot from between the circles that glanced off Copley’s pads. The puck trickled out to the right side of the net, where Wilson tied it at 2.The Capitals ended it on a 4-on-3 power play. Backstrom was left uncovered for a clean shot in the high slot that beat Grubauer on his stick side. Backstrom also had an assist.“We drew a penalty and made the most of our chance,” Ovechkin said.Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said he thought the Avalanche did not play with a sense of urgency early.“Third period, different story,” he said. “We started ramping it up, that’s why we generated some chances in the third and they didn’t, because we were more desperate. I want us to play a whole game like we’re down a goal and bring that desperation and urgency to the game.”With the score tied at 1, Tom Wilson started a rush and passed the puck ahead to Backstrom, who dished off to the streaking Ovechkin. He split defenders and let loose a wrist shot from the top of the right circle that sailed over Grubauer’s glove at 18:29 of the second.Smith-Pelly pulled Washington Even 8:55 into the second off a cross-ice pass from Chandler Stephenson.Colorado just missed adding a goal from Mark Barberio when his shot glanced off the right post at 11:01 of the second.“A sloppy game by us,” Colin Wilson said. “They had more effort Adidas Chris Wagner Jersey , a little more attention to detail. We turned it on in the last 10 minutes, but it was just too little, too late. Games like that, you want to eliminate them as much as possible. It wasn’t an X’s and O’s thing, just effort.“Coming out with a point is better than no points at all,” Wilson added.NOTES: T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Braden Holtby were ruled out for the game against the Avalanche because of upper body injuries. They are all listed as day to day. … The Avs remain one win shy of their 1,000th victory since moving to Denver from Quebec in 1995. The Avs 999 wins in that span include 897 in the regular season and 102 in the playoffs.UP NEXTCapitals: Play at Montreal on Monday night.Avalanche: Visit Anaheim on Sunday night. VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Tomas Tatar is helping Montreal Canadiens fans forget about former captain Max Pacioretty.Tatar, considered an afterthought in the offseason trade that sent Pacioretty to Vegas, has five goals in his past five games as the upstart Habs (10-6-3) prepare to visit the Vancouver Canucks (10-9-2) on Saturday.“There have been some great additions to the team over the summer and (Tatar’s) been one of them,” Montreal coach Claude Julien told reporters Friday after a practice at the University of British Columbia.Article continues below ...Junior star Nick Suzuki was considered Montreal’s key acquisition in the package deal with the Golden Knights. But after managing just 34 points with Detroit and Vegas combined last season, Tatar, 27, has recorded eight goals and eight assists in 19 games with the Canadiens.“He’s added a punch to our team,” said Julien.Accordingly Adidas Joakim Nordstrom Jersey , the Habs, who made a point of getting younger and faster in the offseason, are showing that they will be playoff contenders after missing the postseason in 2017-18. But Tatar, who had just four goals and two assists with Vegas after leaving Detroit at the trade deadline, attributed his renewed offensive prowess to the club’s overall play.“I think it’s a team success,” he told reporters after the workout. “When the team is doing well, the individuals are standing up, too. The whole team is playing really well and we’re fortunate to score enough goals.”Truth be told, the Habs have played quite well at times and poorly at others — in the past week alone. The Canadiens pulled out a 3-2 win in Calgary on Thursday, but were humiliated 6-2 in Edmonton two nights earlier. Julien called the setback his team’s worst performance of the season.Meanwhile, the injury-ravaged Canucks are also looking for more consistency. Following an unexpected hot start to their season, the Canucks will play their first home game since their dismal 1-3-2 road trip. They need to get more output from young players not named Elias Pettersson. The 20-year-old rookie has gone pointless in the past four games after producing 10 goals and seven assists in his first 11 contests.Fellow rookie Adam Gaudette is showing signs that he could do more. Promoted from the minors due to the rash of injuries, Gaudette, 22, posted an assist in Thursday’s loss in Minnesota.The Braintree, Minn. Timothy Liljegren Jersey Womens , native has yet to score a goal after playing 16 games with the Canucks this season and five contests in 2017-18 after his final collegiate campaign with Northeastern, where he earned the Hobey Baker award as the top U.S. college player. But he has not looked out of place with the Canucks after being expected to spend most of this season in the minors. He is trying to stick through strong two-way play rather than the offensive talents that he displayed in college.“You know, I’m not worried about the scoring right now,” he told Sportsnet.ca. “Once I get one, hopefully, (the production) will start rolling. Every game, every shift, I just feel more and more like I belong out there.”The center was promoted on an emergency basis after middlemen Brandon Sutter and Jay Beagle went down with injuries. Gaudette has effectively displaced versatile forward Brendan Gaunce, who can play both center and wing. Gaunce has been banished to the press box for the past six games — after producing three points in his previous two outings.“Gaunce can play, but I haven’t found a spot that makes sense,” Canucks coach Travis Green told Postmedia. “And, I’m not going to play a guy just to play.”That comment could be tacit praise for Gaudette — and a warning to underachieving Canucks.
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