Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored goals in less than four minutes of the second period, and the Capitals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers Monday night in Washington.
With the score tied at 1, Ward took advantage of a power play and scored his first goal of the season at 10:06 of the second.
Ovechkin added his sixth goal 3:12 later, and Brouwer — during another power play — netted his first 43 seconds after that. Nicklas Backstrom assisted on all three goals, scored 3:55 apart. Brooks Laich scored Washington’s first goal of the game. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.