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Predators Use Huge 3rd Period to Capture Comeback Win over Washington

The Nashville Predators scored two goals in 28 seconds in the third period in a 6-5 win against the Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

Ryan Johansen scored two goals, and Matt Duchene and Filip Forsberg each had a goal and an assist for the Predators (3-1-0).

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and John Carlson had three assists for the Capitals (2-1-2), who lost their third in a row and had a four-game point streak to start the season end.

Nick Bonino scored for the Predators to tie the game 5-5 at 14:52 of the third period on a rebound.

Mattias Ekholm scored 28 seconds later to give the Predators a 6-5 lead on a slap shot from the point.

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T.J. Oshie gave the Capitals a 5-4 lead at 10:09 of the third period on a wrist shot from the right circle.

Matt Duchene scored his first goal with Nashville to tie the game 4-4 at 6:13 of the third period on a one-timer from below the right face-off circle. He received a pass from Forsberg

Lars Eller gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead at 9:17 of the first period.

Forsberg scored for the Predators to tie the game 1-1 at 10:39 of the first period on a breakaway.

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Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead at 4:46 of the second period with a one-timer on the power play. He received a pass from Carlson and beat Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.

Johansen scored to tie the game 2-2 at 7:37 of the second period on the rush on a pass from Viktor Arvidsson.

Tom Wilson gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead with a shorthanded goal on the rush at 12:28 of the second period on the rush.

Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 4-2 lead at 17:36 of the second period on the power play on a one-timer.

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Johansen scored his second goal of the game for the Predators to make it 4-3 on the power play at 5:03 of the third period on a rebound from in front of the net.

The Predators will hit the ice again on Saturday when they travel to Los Angles to take on the Kings.  Face off is set for 5 PM and Thunder Radio will have the broadcast as part of the Fifth Third Bank/Nashville Predators Radio Network.  Predators hockey is brought to you locally by the law offices of Burch and Lockhart.

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