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Oshie's OT goal for Caps beats Wild 5-4 after Ovi hat trick

  • Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is congratulated by Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, John Carlson (74) and Matt Niskanen (2) on scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild on the power play during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is congratulated by Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, John Carlson (74) and Matt Niskanen (2) on scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild on the power play during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) and defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) watch as a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (not pictured), of Russia, scores a goal on the power play during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

    Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) and defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) watch as a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (not pictured), of Russia, scores a goal on the power play during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) scores a goal against Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) and goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

    Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) scores a goal against Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) and goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)  (The Associated Press)

T.J. Oshie scored his second goal of the game 1:42 into overtime to bookend Alex Ovechkin's hat trick, Braden Holtby earned his 40th win and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

After Eric Staal's goal for the Wild tied the game with 26.6 seconds left in regulation, Oshie took a pass in the left circle from Marcus Johansson and beat struggling Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk with a wrist shot. Johansson had four assists.

Martin Hanzal and Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist apiece, but the Wild lost for the eighth time in nine games and fell to 3-11-1 in March after forward Zach Parise exited early with an injury .