Ovechkin wins it for Capitals

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal of the season 2:37 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 6-5 victory over Detroit.

Joel Ward tallied twice and there were goals from Jason Chimera, John Carlson and Troy Brouwer as the Capitals led for the majority of the game, though never extending their advantage past two.

Gustav Nyquist scored a hat-trick for Detroit, who also got goals from Tomas Tatar and, finally, Justin Abdelkader to send the game into OT, before Ovechkin settled matters.

In the day's other game Michael Frolik's third-period winner saw the Winnipeg Jets beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1.