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Alex Ovechkin’s not the only player on the Washington Capitals who’s on an epic run right now. Mike Green has been too. Lately, he’s been partying like it’s 2009 all over again, scoring seven goals in his last nine games.
Saturday night against the Lightning, Green rescued the Caps from a potentially embarrassing loss, firing a slapshot from the point past Mathieu Garon to give the Caps a 6-5 win in oooooooooverrrrrtimeeeeee.
Per the Capitals, the overtime tally was the 15th game-winning goal of Green’s career, and his sixth in OT. He now ranks tied for third among active defensemen in overtime goals.
“They were giving me the shots on that power play,” Green told reporters after the game. “I just had to take it. I had to be confident shooting the puck.”
Green has now reached the double-digit mark in goals for the first time since 2009-10. He only trails PK Subban by one tally (11) for the lead the league in goals by defensemen.
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