WASHINGTON (AP) - Alex Ovechkin put in a rebound 1:34 into overtime Tuesday night, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Ovechkin's 14th goal of the season came when he was perched by the crease to stuff in the puck after Marcus Johansson's shot was saved by Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.
Washington's Mikhail Grabovski sent the game to overtime by getting his stick on a loose puck with 1:45 remaining in regulation, capping a back-and-forth third period that awoke the Verizon Center crowd after a sleepy start to the game.
John Carlson and Joel Ward also scored for the Capitals, who have won five of seven and five straight at home. Braden Holtby made 24 saves.
Brandon Dubinsky, Jared Boll and Cam Atkinson scored for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped six of seven. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots.