The Hawks tied the game in the middle 20 minutes with a fourth -ine goal by Tomas Kopecky. A hard working shift paid off as Kopecky scored from below the red line to the right of Capitals' goalie Braden Holtby. The puck squeezed by Holtby and the post for Kopecky's 13th goal of the year.
The Hawks' power play has steadily gotten worse, giving up a shorthanded goal in the first period and nearly a second one in the second period. The Capitals are 1-2 on the power play as the Hawks killed a late, second-period chance to preserve the tie game.
Brent Seabrook and Jason Chimera, of Washington, fought with just 19 seconds remaining in the period. The Hawks will open the third with Seabrook in the penalty box while Brian Campbell played limited minutes in the second period nursing a foot injury.