WSH Washington Capitals 2
Washington Capitals Capitals Overall (24-15)
ATS (19-19)
O/U (20-16-2)
January 03 2019
- SN360
STL St. Louis Blues 5
St. Louis Blues Blues Overall (16-22)
ATS (18-20)
O/U (19-18-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
123
2457 Washington Capitals -130 Under -115 (-1.5) +210 OVER: 7
110
2458 St. Louis Blues +110 Over -105 (+1.5) -250 Cover: 4.5
122
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
2457 WSH -130 Under: -115 (-1.5) +210 OVER: 7
2458 STL +110 Over: -105 (+1.5) -250 Cover: 4.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/3/2019
6:45 PM
WSH
-130
STL
+110
1/3/2019
5:30 PM
WSH
-130
STL
+110
1/3/2019
1:57 PM
WSH
-120
STL
EVEN
1/3/2019
10:48 AM
WSH
-105
STL
-115
1/3/2019
8:57 AM
WSH
-120
STL
EVEN
1/2/2019
7:33 PM
WSH
-120
STL
EVEN
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/3/2019
6:45 PM
WSH(-1.5)
+210
STL
-250
1/3/2019
5:30 PM
WSH(-1.5)
+210
STL
-250
1/3/2019
1:57 PM
WSH(-1.5)
+220
STL
-260
1/3/2019
10:48 AM
WSH(-1.5)
+235
STL
-275
1/3/2019
8:57 AM
WSH(-1.5)
+220
STL
-260
1/2/2019
7:33 PM
WSH(-1.5)
+210
STL
-250
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/3/2019
6:45 PM
6
-105
6
-115
1/3/2019
5:30 PM
6
-115
6
-105
1/3/2019
1:57 PM
6
-115
6
-105
1/3/2019
10:48 AM
6
-115
6
-105
1/3/2019
8:57 AM
6
-115
6
-105
1/2/2019
7:33 PM
6
-115
6
-105
Recap

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Bortuzzo got mad for the St. Louis Blues, and teammate Oskar Sundqvist got even with the Washington Capitals.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season but the Blues came back to beat the Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night after Sundqvist knocked in the go-ahead goal.

Ovechkin's first-period score snapped a six-game drought and tied him with Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history to begin their careers with 14 straight 30-goal seasons. Gartner scored 30 or more in his first 15 seasons for Washington, the Minnesota North Stars, the New York Rangers and Toronto from 1979-94.

"He's just an elite, elite scorer that we're so fortunate to have on our team and, jeez, the league is even fortunate just to have this type of a player that's a generational talent," Capitals coach Todd Reirden said. "To score 30 again this year is quite an accomplishment after going through a long season last year, and he continues to get a year older but he still does the phenomenal things."

Ovechkin wasn't in a reflective mood following the loss.

"It's nice to be in that company (with Gartner) but still a long way to go (in my career)," he said.

Sundqvist's goal stood as the game-winner. Sundqvist missed the first eight games of the season with head and shoulder issues after a hit from Washington's Tom Wilson in a preseason game on Sept. 30.

Wilson ended up being suspended 14 games. Bortuzzo and Wilson got into a fight early in the second period.

"I don't know whether he expected it or not," Bortuzzo said. "I think he would have done the same thing on his side and I'm sure a lot of guys would have stepped up in this locker room. I just happened to be the guy and it is what it is."

Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who stopped a two-game skid. Colton Parayko, Robert Thomas and Tyler Bozak also scored, and Jake Allen made 23 saves.

Brett Connolly scored for the Capitals, who had won five road games in a row. Braden Holtby had 37 saves but lost to St. Louis for the first time in his career (7-1-0).

Parayko's power-play goal tied it at 2 with 7:37 left in the second period. That ended an 0-for-21 slump with the man advantage on home ice for the Blues spanning seven games.

"We just outworked them, especially in the offensive zone," Pietrangelo said. "The penalty kill was good. The power play was good in the second period there. I think we simplified and started getting shots and all of sudden momentum started to change."

Sundqvist gave St. Louis a 3-2 lead with a diving sweep of a rebound off Pietrangelo's shot from the point with 3:27 remaining in the second.

"He got the shot through and I saw the puck and the diving during the shot was more to be sure I would be first to the puck," Sundqvist said.

Pietrangelo and Bozak added insurance goals in the third.

Thomas deflected Bortuzzo's slap shot past Holtby at the four-minute mark of the first to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.

After Ovechkin tied it, Connolly gave the Capitals a 2-1 advantage three minutes into the second, poking a rebound of his own shot past Allen.

NOTES: Blues RW Vladimir Tarasenko (illness) did not play. ... Capitals C Evgeny Kuznetsov is one point shy of 300 for his career. ... The Blues acquired G Jared Coreau from the Anaheim Ducks for future considerations. Coreau was assigned to San Antonio of the American Hockey League. ... Capitals RW Dmitrij Jaskin played for the Blues from 2012-18.

UP NEXT

Capitals: At the Dallas Stars on Friday.

Blues: Host the New York Islanders on Saturday.

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Matchup
Capitals Overall
W/L 24-15
ATS 19-19
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 3.0
Total 20-16-2
Capitals Away
W/L 12-7
ATS 11-8
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 3.3
Total 11-8
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Blues Overall
W/L 16-22
ATS 18-20
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 3.3
Total 19-18-1
Blues Home
W/L 10-13
ATS 9-14
Goals For 3.2
Goals Against 3.6
Total 15-8
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Game Summary
1st Period
STL 19:14 Penalty to Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Nicklas Backstrom)
STL 16:00 GOAL scored by Robert Thomas assisted by Robert Bortuzzo and Jaden SchwartzWSH 0 STL 1
WSH 13:11 Penalty to Brooks Orpik 4 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Tyler Bozak)
WSH 4:26 GOAL scored by Alex Ovechkin assisted by Michal Kempny and John CarlsonWSH 1 STL 1
STL 3:13 Penalty to Alex Pietrangelo 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Lars Eller)
2nd Period
WSH 17:47 Penalty to Tom Wilson 5 minutes for Fighting (Drawn by Robert Bortuzzo)
STL 17:47 Penalty to Robert Bortuzzo 5 minutes for Fighting (Drawn by Tom Wilson)
WSH 17:00 GOAL scored by Brett Connolly assisted by Lars Eller and Michal KempnyWSH 2 STL 1
STL 14:31 Penalty to David Perron 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Michal Kempny)
STL 11:12 Penalty to Alex Pietrangelo 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Tom Wilson)
WSH 11:12 Penalty to Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Alex Pietrangelo)
WSH 9:23 Penalty to Matt Niskanen 2 minutes for Holding (Drawn by Oskar Sundqvist)
STL 8:01 Penalty to Patrick Maroon 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Michal Kempny)
WSH 8:01 Penalty to Michal Kempny 2 minutes for Holding (Drawn by Patrick Maroon)
STL 7:37 Power play - GOAL scored by Colton Parayko assisted by Ryan O'Reilly and David PerronWSH 2 STL 2
WSH 6:41 Penalty to Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Alexander Steen)
STL 3:27 GOAL scored by Oskar Sundqvist assisted by Ivan Barbashev and Alex PietrangeloWSH 2 STL 3
3rd Period
STL 14:16 GOAL scored by Alex Pietrangelo assisted by David Perron and Ryan O'ReillyWSH 2 STL 4
STL 8:52 GOAL scored by Tyler BozakWSH 2 STL 5
Box Score
Capitals
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Tom Wilson (RW) 000337:0013:50
Brett Connolly (RW) 101200:0015:06
Nicklas Backstrom (C) 000010:0017:30
Lars Eller (C) 011200:0016:11
Chandler Stephenson (C) 000110:0012:39
Jakub Vrana (LW) 000100:0014:22
Nic Dowd (C) 000010:0010:21
Andre Burakovsky (LW) 000100:0011:36
Alex Ovechkin (LW) 101310:0019:32
Evgeny Kuznetsov (C) 000302:0016:42
T.J. Oshie (RW) 000100:0016:47
Dmitrij Jaskin (RW) 000300:0011:01

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Michal Kempny (D) 022212:0019:17
Madison Bowey (D) 000020:0013:16
John Carlson (D) 011210:0023:24
Dmitry Orlov (D) 000010:0023:07
Brooks Orpik (D) 000104:0014:10
Matt Niskanen (D) 000022:0021:23

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Braden Holtby (G) 37/425.881LOSS
Pheonix Copley (G) 0/00.000
Blues
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Tyler Bozak (C) 101200:0015:32
Brayden Schenn (RW) 000112:0017:55
Robby Fabbri (LW) 000000:0010:42
Ryan O'Reilly (C) 022400:0021:33
Ivan Barbashev (C) 011110:0012:25
Alexander Steen (C) 000500:0017:34
Robert Thomas (C) 101110:0014:20
David Perron (LW) 022102:0020:58
Patrick Maroon (LW) 000102:0011:32
Jaden Schwartz (LW) 011800:0019:53
Oskar Sundqvist (C) 101100:0014:24

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Jay Bouwmeester (D) 000100:0016:17
Colton Parayko (D) 101420:0023:23
Robert Bortuzzo (D) 011215:0014:26
Alex Pietrangelo (D) 112514:0021:34
Joel Edmundson (D) 000400:0015:06
Vince Dunn (D) 000100:0011:36
Carl Gunnarsson (D) 000000:0012:53

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Jake Allen (G) 23/252.920WIN
Evan Fitzpatrick (G) 0/00.000
Officials
Linesmen Kiel Murchison
Linesmen Bryan Pancich
Referee Steve Kozari
Referee Ian Walsh