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GOTTA SEE IT: Dowd Strikes Twice On Same Shift To Tie It For Capitals

Washington Capitals forward Nic Dowd gave some life to the team with two goals in 11 seconds to make it 2-2 against the Detroit Red Wings.



WASHINGTON — Halfway through the second period of Monday's tilt with the Detroit Red Wings, the Washington Capitals didn't have much life, and with all eyes on Alex Ovechkin, he helped spark Nic Dowd as the unlikely hero.

Dowd net two goals on the same shift within 11 seconds to make it a 2-2 game for the Capitals.

His first goal came on an impressive play that saw him pick up a pass from Ovechkin and toe-drag before firing it past Husso.

Seconds later, off the draw, Dowd went hard to the net and tipped the puck past Husso to even the score.

Those are the two fastest back-to-back goals scored by a single Washington player this season. They were Dowd's sixth and seventh goals of the season.

Erik Gustafsson Stays Hot

With the Capitals going down 3-2 early in the third, Erik Gustafsson, who had a hat trick on Saturday, came in clutch once again. Already with an assist on Monday, Gustafsson got to the front and rifled a great pass across past Husso to make it a new hockey game once again.

He has five points in his last two games, and he is up to four goals and 11 assists so far this year.

Lines Change With Ovechkin Still On Hunt

With Ovechkin still in pursuit of 801 and 802, he got some extended looks with different combinations.

The 37-year-old started the night with Dylan Strome and Conor Sheary. He then played with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Sonny Milano, as well as