Nicklas Backstrom tied the game with 42 4 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Dennis Wideman and Joel Ward each had a goal and an assist while Troy Brouwer also lit the lamp for the Capitals, who remain perfect at home with a mark of 6-0-0 this season.

Tomas Vokoun was tagged for four goals on just 15 shots, but stopped enough to help Washington snap a two-game slide after starting the season with a franchise-best seven-game winning streak to start the season.

Teemu Selanne had two goals and two assists to move past Dave Andreychuk for 13th place all-time in goals, but it was not enough to keep the Ducks from losing for a sixth time in their past seven games. Jonas Hiller was victimized for all five goals on 40 shots.