Former Gopher Jim O'Brien sparked a three-goal rally for Ottawa on Tuesday night in a 3-2 Senators' win over Washington. After the Capitals scored twice in the first period, O'Brien tallied his second goal of the season with 1.23 left in the second period -- the first of three unanswered goals by the home squad (Milan Michalek and Sergie Gonchar would add third period goals for Ottawa).
Now just six games into the season, O'Brien needs just one goal to tie his career best (3-3--6 in 28 games in 2011-12).
Wheeler Nears 200 Career Points
Blake Wheeler picked up a power-play goal on Tuesday in Winnipeg's 4-3 loss to Montreal. The forward has three goals and three assists this season, bringing his career point total to 197 (77 goals, 120 assists). Here's Wheeler's blast of a power-play goal from Tuesday night: