NHL: Washington 4, Edmonton 2

Oct. 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Joel Ward's power-play tally ignited a three-goal outburst in the second period that carried the Washington Capitals over Edmonton 4-2 Monday.

With the scored tied 1-1 midway through the period, Nicklas Backstrom held the puck on the right side of the net and fired a pass through the crease that found an unchecked Ward for the one-timer, his first goal of the season.

Alex Ovechkin quickly followed with his sixth of the season and Troy Brouwer added another power-play marker as the Capitals grabbed a 4-1 lead.

Backstrom finished with three assists and Ovechkin also contributed a helper for Washington, which notched just its second win in six games starting the season.

Braden Holtby turned aside 28-of-30 shots in the victory.

Boyd Gordon and Will Acton each found the net for the Oilers, who dropped a third straight.

Jason LaBarbara made 16 stops for Edmonton.

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