Washington Capitals Score 4 Goals in the First Period

Alex Ovechkin scored the 10th goal of the season, and he helped the Washington Capitals score the fourth goal in the first period in order to beat the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Evgeny Kuznetsov has two assists prior to adding the seventh goal of the season to provide Washington some insurance in the third period.

Ovechkin added a late assist in the third period with three goals. Also, Jason Chimera has around three assists, and Nate Schmidt and Dmitry Orlov hit their first goals in the season for the Capitals.

Reto Berra, the Colorado goaltender, gave up four goals consecutively for the third game, and he was replaced by Calvin Pickard after the first period. Avalanche’s top goaltender, Semyon Varlamov failed to take part in the fifth game due to a groin wound.

Nathan MacKinnon scored the ninth goal of this season for the Avalanche, who let seven goals for the very first time this season. He also lost the third consecutive game in order to fall to 3-3.

The four goal period of Washington was the first one since the late January and started when Justin Williams scored three minutes in. After Willams took over the feed of Chimera from behind the goal line and struck a shot in the near post, Alex Ovechkin increased the lead off twice the Nicklas Backstrom’s pass from the same spot by squeezing the effort beneath Berra.

It was the 485th goal of Ovechkin’s career after his 484th goal created a record for the players born in Russia. The deflected shot of John Carlson from the point made it 3-0 as it slipped into a net that was left open after Berra slipped while defending the previous shot.

Cody McLeod as well as MacKinnon scored their second goal from the right on the third period power play. Karl Alzner and Orlov added late goals for the Washington Capitals. Also, Andreas Martinsen scored for the Avalanche.

No. 12 North Carolina Ruins Frank Beamer’s Final Home Game in Overtime

Marquise Williams threw a touchdown pass of five yards to Quinshad Davis, and No.12 North Carolina spoiled the coach Frank Beamer’s home game that took place at Virginia Tech with a victory of 30-27 on Saturday.

The Tar Heels won the 10th one in a row and also clinched the title of Coastal Division despite blowing a 14 point lead in the last three minutes. Virginia Tech tied the game on the four yard and fourth down pass to Michael Brewer to Isaiah Ford with the 1:07 that was remaining. But, the Hokies has to settle for the field goal to begin overtime.

Williams found Ryan Switzer on Tar Heels’ first play of 18 yards, and after two runs and at the five yard line, Davis was hit by Williams. The former bet Terrel Edmunds at the end zone’s right corner. On December 5, North Carolina will play in the ACC championship game at No.1 Clemson.

Elijah Hood turned two turnovers of Virginia Tech into fourth quarter touchdowns. This happened as Tar Heels opened a lead of 24-10 sending some fans for the exits when Brewer was intercepted for the second time.

Though Hokies used to takeaway their own to pull 24-17 with 2:54 left on the eight yard scoring pass of Brewer’s to Bucky Hodges, and got Williams fumble on the sack by Luther Maddy.

Isaliah Ford was hit by Brewer for 36 yards to the Tar Heels’ 12 yard line. After two runs, an incomplete pass gave them the fourth and second at the line of four yards. Brewer also hit a sliding Ford for the touchdown.

Hokies tried to offer Beamer a win in the last home game of his career of 29 years. They shut down the most potent offense of ACC for three quarters, but the late turnovers have hurt them.

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