Ovechkin, Williams snap out of funks in Game 3 loss

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The Washington Capitals will be reeling after losing Game 3, and falling behind 2-1 in their second-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins after an incredible 47-save performance from opposing netminder Matt Murray.

But while it won't soothe the defeat, they have two important moments to build on.

Alex Ovechkin and Justin Williams broke out of five- and 15-game goal-less droughts as a third-period comeback bid spurred by their captain fell just short.

Here's Ovechkin's goal - a blistering shot among 18 attempted in the contest:

With contributions from Ovechkin and Williams being vital to their success, the Presidents' Trophy winners will hope these goals will awaken two streaky scorers in time for Wednesday - and a Game 4 they absolutely must have.

Ovechkin, Williams snap out of funks in Game 3 loss
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