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Ward scores winner for Capitals, 5-4 in OT

Ward scores winner for Capitals, 5-4 in OT

Joel Ward was standing in his favorite spot on the ice, which meant good fortune for the Washington Capitals.

Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to lift the visiting Capitals past the San Jose Sharks, 5-4, on Wednesday night.

"As soon as the rebound popped out I knew that's Ward-o's house," Capitals forward Jay Beagle said. "He loves being in front and he banged it home."

Beagle, who scored twice, was part of the winning play. He was about to take a shot and then heard Mike Green call for the puck. Green's shot ricocheted off the pads of Sharks goalie Antti Niemi and Ward was...