(Washington) Alex Ovechkin returned to play in overtime, Vitek Vanecek made 40 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday.
Ovechkin beat Tuukka Rask in the 28e second in overtime, in his first game since January 19.
The Capitals captain has missed four meetings due to COVID-19 protocol.
Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, Trevor van Riemsdyk hit the target for the first time in the Capitals uniform and Richard Panik scored on the power play.
The Capitals had taken a 3-0 lead in the game, but Nick Ritchie, Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy – with 57.3 seconds left in the third period – scored to tie the game.
The Capitals are undefeated in regulation (6-0-3).
Former Bruins captain Zdeno Chara played almost 21 minutes in his first game against his former team.
It was his first game against the Bruins since April 11, 2006, while lining up with the Ottawa Senators.
Chara was hit in the face by a puck late in the first period, but returned to play early in the second period.
The Bruins were 43-23 in shots on goal.
Rask allowed three goals on the Capitals’ first 12 shots, but blocked the next 19 shots.
The Capitals will host the Bruins again on Monday night.