Washington rallies late as Wild stumble to third straight loss

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The Minnesota Wild lost their third straight game, falling to the Washington Capitals 3-2 Friday night in Washington.

1. Ovechkin nets his 40th

Alex Ovechkin tied the score at two in the third period with his 40th goal of the season.

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Ovechkin became the seventh player in NHL history to score 40 goals in eight of his first 11 seasons in the league.

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He's had Minnesota's number this season. Four of those 10 career goals against Minnesota have come this year, Ovechkin had a hat trick in their first meeting.

2. Power play streak continues

The Wild scored a power play goal in their 10th straight road game. Mikko Koivu's goal right at the end of the first period put the Wild up 1-0.

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3. Tough road trip

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With two tough 3-2 losses on Thursday and Friday night, the Wild failed to get even a single point at a critical time in their chase to catch Colorado for a Western Conference wildcard spot.

Tweet of the Night:

https://twitter.com/mnwild/status/703372220752465920

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The Wild return home to host Florida.

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