CHICAGO – Jay Beagle usually plays on one of Washington’s last two lines. He does whatever is asked of him, and his teammates love him.
So this was one sweet night for the Capitals.
Beagle had two goals, Marcus Johansson scored at 2:20 of overtime, and Washington snapped Chicago’s seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday.
Beagle is “a total pro,” coach Barry Trotz said. “He doesn’t look for any accolades. He just comes and works every day. From our standpoint, I know our room is really happy when he gets on the board.”
Braden Holtby had 32 saves, leading the Capitals to their sixth win in seven games in the opener of a three-game trip.
Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov made a nice pass to Johansson for a one-timer that beat Corey Crawford on the glove side. Johansson’s seventh goal of the season helped the Capitals rebound from a 3-0 loss to San Jose on Tuesday with another game looming on Saturday against Carolina.
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