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St. Louis 4, Washington 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, January 14, 2019
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Referees: Jake Brenk, Jean Hebert
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Brian Mach
Attendance: 18506

Vince Dunn and Vladimir Tarasenko each netted a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues scored three second-period goals in less than five minutes to knock off the host Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.

Those three goals in that short stretch turned the game around and gave the Blues control after Washington had taken an early lead. They also helped St. Louis notch its first three-game winning streak this season.

The Capitals now have dropped two in a row at home after losing 2-1 in overtime Saturday to Columbus.

Ivan Barbashev tied the game at 1-1 three minutes into the second period before Dunn and David Perron notched the other two that gave the Blues a 3-1 lead.

Tarasenko scored midway through the third period to increase the difference to 4-1. Goaltender Jake Allen made 28 saves for St. Louis, 11 days after he stopped 23 shots in a 5-2 home victory over the Capitals.

Alex Ovechkin scored the game's first goal, and it made a bit of history. That was goal No. 640 for the Washington captain, which tied him with Dave Andreychuk for 14th in NHL history.

In addition, that goal was Ovechkin's 238th on the power play, which moved him past Brendan Shanahan for sixth-most in league history in that category. The Capitals got another milestone when defenseman Brooks Orpik played in his 1,000th career game.

Ovechkin scored his goal from the left circle for a 1-0 lead 7:50 into the game. That held up until the Blues reeled off three goals in 4:42 in the second period.

Barbashev made a great individual play by coming up with the puck as it bounced off the wall behind goalie Pheonix Copley and somehow sticking it past the rookie from a tough angle at 3:18.

That tied the game, and Dunn gave the Blues the lead with a goal at 5:11. Perron made it 3-1 at the eight-minute mark, taking a diagonal pass from Dunn near the right boards and quickly flipping it past Copley.

Tarasenko scored his goal midway through the third period, beating Copley by going top-shelf to the right corner to close out the scoring.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
St. Louis   Washington
Vince Dunn 2 Points Alex Ovechkin 1
Vince Dunn 1 Goals Alex Ovechkin 1
Ryan O'Reilly 2 Assists Travis Boyd 1
Vladimir Tarasenko 1 Power Play Goals Alex Ovechkin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jake Allen .966 Save Percentage Pheonix Copley .892
Jake Allen 28 Saves Pheonix Copley 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 37 4 1-2 2-3 8 33
Washington 29 1 1-3 1-2 6 22
Upcoming Games
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Nashville. The Capitals have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Blues have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .560 after a loss.