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Coyotes 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix right winger Shane Doan scored a power-play goal with 1:46 left, his second of the night, to send the game to overtime and the Coyotes beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night.

Left winger Lauri Korpikoski pulled Phoenix within 3-2 only 70 seconds earlier, lunging to his right to flip the puck past Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth from between the circles.

Doan tied the game on a hard shot from the faceoff circle. He also had given the Coyotes an early 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 9:16 of the first period.

Washington spent the first two minutes of overtime on its seventh power play after Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek was called for closing his hand over the puck at the end of the third period.

Center Antoine Vermette and left winger Mikkel Boedker scored in the shootout for Phoenix. Center Mikhail Grabovski lost control of the puck before taking a shot for the Capitals and goaltender Mike Smith stopped winger Alex Ovechkin with a leg save to secure the win, Phoenix's fourth in five shootouts this season.

The Coyotes (12-4-2) remaine unbeaten at home in regulation (8-0-1). Phoenix was playing its fourth shootout in five games.

Right winger Troy Brouwer and defenseman John Carlson scored power-play goals three minutes apart in the second period and right winger Joel Ward also scored for the Capitals (10-7-0), who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Washington entered the game 7-0 in the shootout over the past two seasons.

Doan's goal gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, but the Capitals needed just 38 seconds to tie the game 1-1 in the second period..

Defenseman Mike Green hit Brouwer behind the Coyotes defense with a long outlet pass from the Washington goal line to just outside the Phoenix zone. Brouwer skated down to the center of the right faceoff circle and beat Smith with a rising shot toward the far post at 3:38 of the period for the Capitals' sixth power-play goal in three games.

Carlson put Washington ahead at 3:38 on a one-timer from the high slot off a pass from Marcus Johansson.

Phoenix had an opportunity to pull even during an extended power play that lasted a total of 6:07 during the middle of the period, including two separate 5-on-3 advantages totaling 53 seconds. But the Coyotes managed only three shots against Neuvirth, none with the two-man advantage.

Ward extended the Capitals' lead to 3-1 at 16:27 with a one-timer from Smith's right from a tight angle near the goal line.

The Coyotes themselves killed off a 71-second, 5-on-3 Washington advantage early in the third period to hold the deficit at two.

NOTES: The Capitals were in Glendale for the first time since Feb. 14, 2011, and for only the fifth time since the 2001-02 season. ... Coyotes RW Shane Doan has goals in three straight games, five of his past six and six of eight. ... Phoenix was without D Derek Morris, who missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. ... Capitals C Marcus Johansson played his 200th career game. Johansson had an assist, giving him two goals and three assists in his past three games. ... Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin passed teammate C Nicklas Backstrom for the NHL lead with 13 power-play points after assisting on D John Carlson's second-period goal. ... Coyotes G Mike Smith was called for a rare delay of game penalty when, with a delayed penalty on the Capitals pending, Smith played the puck on the Washington side of center ice while on his way to the bench.
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