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DENVER - Alex Ovechkin has scored plenty of pretty goals in his career. Richie Ashburn Jersey . He even throws in some scrappy ones from time to time.Ovechkin scored late in the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots, and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night.Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, Jason Chimera also scored, and Ovechkin added an assist for the Capitals. Washington won the last two games of its three-game trip.Winning on the road, it feels like a bigger moral victory than winning at home, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. Winning on the road brings a team closer together.Ovechkin broke a 2-all tie when he skated past defenceman Jan Hejda and put a shot on Reto Berra. The goalie didnt cover up the loose puck, and Ovechkin poked it just over the goal line with 5:56 left. It was his ninth of the season and first in four games.It was a lucky bounce (to get the puck back), Ovechkin said. I was skating and put the puck on net. It was a huge goal and gave us the points.Hejda took responsibility for Ovechkins goal.Its a game about mistakes, he said. I made one, and we paid the price.The Avalanche played half the game short-handed after Alex Tanguay was hit in the face on a shot by Ovechkin. Tanguay immediately skated off the ice and went into the locker room. The Avalanche announced that Tanguay sustained a jaw injury.Tanguays former teammate, Peter Forsberg, watched from a suite three days after being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The Avalanche played a highlight video of Forsbergs career on the big scoreboard as he watched with his wife and two children.Forsberg said before the game he enjoyed his time with the Avalanche, which included two Stanley Cup titles.There was no other goal in this organization than to win the Cup, he said. I didnt think about the Hall of Fame or anything, it was just winning games.Colorado, playing its first home game in two weeks, tied it on Tyson Barries second goal of the season at 6:44 of the third period. The defenceman pinched in from the blue line and tipped in a pass from Gabriel Landeskog for his second goal of the season.I got over there a little late and should have read it better, Holtby said.Daniel Briere had a goal, and Berra finished with 20 saves for Colorado.Colorado pulled Berra for an extra skater with 1:28 left. The Avalanche had several scoring chances but couldnt get the tying goal past Holtby.Too bad we could not score toward the end, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. We had our chances, plenty of looks. I thought we had a great third period, as well. Its a tough situation losing a game where you think you played a good game but sometimes those things happen.We need to stick to it because I think theres a lot of positives in the way weve been playing, especially defensively.Backstrom gave Washington a 1-0 lead with his fifth goal 1:04 into the second period. The Capitals nearly scored again a minute later when a puck sat in the Avalanche crease, but they couldnt get a stick on it.Colorado responded with Brieres third of the season when he wristed Nathan MacKinnons rebound by Holtby at 2:53.MacKinnon had two assists.The Capitals went ahead 2-1 when Chimeras shot from the top of the right circle beat Berra over his left shoulder at 12:10 of the second.Im not really happy with that game, Berra said. I couldve stopped each of these goals.NOTES: Colorado G Semyon Varlamov is day-to-day with a groin injury. He missed three games in October with a similar injury. ... Ovechkin has played in 698 career games, all with the Capitals. He is eighth on the list. ... Avalanche LW Jamie McGinn was scratched with a back injury. Rookie Dennis Everberg took his place in the lineup. Larry Andersen Jersey . The 20-year-old Barkley, whose impressive form this season could earn him a place in Englands World Cup squad, was hurt in Evertons 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup on Jan. Aaron Nola Jersey . That was OK with him. He was just happy his team came away with two points. Letestu redirected Jack Johnsons shot from the point with 2:38 left, lifting the Blue Jackets past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night.TORONTO – The tendency is to idealize the modern professional athlete as a gifted, money-making machine. A person who lives a life about which most can only dream. Remember, though, these guys are human beings. Wandering around the clubhouse before Saturdays game against the Rays, the stench of a listless effort still lingered. The Jays had been shut out the night before, two-hit by an opposing pitcher for the second time in three games. Sometimes, players arent that far removed from the fanbase. Theyre stumped about the slump. They have similar inquiries. One player pondered this in a casual conversation with TSN.ca: “What I cant understand is when did we get so bad?” This is a club at a crossroads. Its a team that from a positional perspective is built to win now. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Melky Cabrera and Jose Reyes are in the primes of their careers. Aside from Mississauga native, outfielder Dalton Pompey (now with Triple-A Buffalo), there are no positional prospects of consequence playing higher than A-ball. From a pitching perspective, theres a veteran presence featuring R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle and J.A. Happ, but its clear where the franchise is headed. Its rotation will be built around Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman, Daniel Norris and, perhaps, Sean Nolin. The Jays are poised to build around their cadre of young pitching. If thats the case, its unrealistic to expect 200 innings and dominating 2015 seasons from those arms. Is the time coming to trade seasoned veterans to help replenish the positional prospect pool with major league-ready or near-major league ready players? At what point does Jose Bautista, who will be 34 in October, believe hes got a better shot at an elusive playoff appearance somewhere else? Will Adam Linds $7.5-million option be picked up or will the club buy him out for $1-million and go in a different direction? Casey Janssen, Colby Rasmus and Brandon Morrow are almost assuredly gone,, although the latter could return should he agree to lesser terms after his $10-million club option is declined. Aaron Altherr Jersey. . Should potential suitors be investigated for Buehrle and Dickey? Would there be any interest? There may be, but likely only if the Blue Jays are willing to eat part of Buehrles ($19-million) and Dickeys ($12-million) 2015 salaries. What should be particularly concerning to fans is that some players believe others in the room are still moping about the clubs relative inactivity leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Heres the problem: whats done is done or, in this case, what wasnt done, wasnt done. The players need to rally around one another, forget all else and play to win each day. The problem is some players were hoping for and expecting a move, or moves, at the deadline because they felt the team had significant holes that needed to be plugged. The August record of 5-13, entering Saturdays play, serves to confirm that notion and results in lingering frustration. It becomes a vicious circle. Guys who are upset nothing got done and are annoyed they werent addressed by the general manager or team president in the aftermath of July 31 begin to believe the organization doesnt care. Its impossible to imagine anybody not caring but, as is often the case in life, how an individual perceives a matter is his reality. The Jays offence is suffering from a power outage (10 home runs in August). The team that was stealing bases and using the hit and run during Mays hot stretch isnt doing much of that anymore. Jose Reyes has six stolen bases since the All-Star Break and Anthony Gose is back to plying his trade at Triple-A, the victim of being a guy with options. Meanwhile the pitching has gone into a funk in August (5.10 staff ERA). The team is struggling. Its playoff hopes are dwindling. Baseball is a game of failures, confidence can waver. 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