Tarasenko’s pair of goals came in the second period for the Blues, who were seemingly in control until Ladd scored for the home team at 13:04 of the third period to ruin Allen’s shutout bid. Tarasenko said he was happy to contribute multiple times during the game.
“I try to get open and create space,” said the 25-year-old Russian forward, who has three goals this season. “It’s really good that we got a win.”
Allen denied Jordan Eberle and Anthony Beauvillier in the shootout to preserve the win after he made three saves in overtime.
“He was awesome. He really looks like he’s in form,” Blues coach Mike Yeo said of his goaltender. “His last two starts have been outstanding.”
“It’s a fun time when you play like that and your line’s feeling it,” Ovechkin said. “When your line’s feeling it, you just want to be out there more and more. Sometimes you play well but you don’t score. Right now it’s we play well, we score goals, we’re dangerous. All three forwards are dangerous and we just have to continue to play like that.”
Capitals coach Barry Trotz spent time with his star in the offseason, and he’s heartened that the 32-year-old Ovechkin worked hard to prepare for the season.
“Alex took it to heart that he’s got to keep evolving,” Trotz said. “It’s tougher when you’re older. You’ve got to work out harder.”
“When you spot a team three goals early like that, it’s pretty Miami Heat Cheap Jerseys hard to come back in this league,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said. “They had a good start Lakers Cheap Jerseys and we weren’t ready for that. Once that game is 4-0, it’s pretty hard the rest of the way.”
Nathan Walker became the first Australian native to play in the NHL and had a grand debut when he scored Washington’s sixth goal late in the second period.