WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom
netted the go-ahead goal in the third period and added an assist Monday in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 victory over Phoenix.
Backstrom poked in the rebound of a Joel Ward shot less than 2 minutes into the final period, breaking a 2-2 tie, and Brooks Laich added the eventual game-winner on a power play 5 minutes later for the Caps.
John Carlson and Cody Eakin also scored for Washington, which ran off four consecutive goals after spotting Phoenix a 2-0 lead, and snapped a season-high four-game losing streak.
Tomas Vokoun made 20 saves to earn the win.
Radim Vrbata and Lauri Korpikoski scored and Jason LaBarbera turned aside 27-of-31 shots for the Coyotes.
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