The Capitals looked dormant through two and a half periods before exploding for three goals in the final 20 minutes to grab a 3-2 win over Phoenix.
Brouwer's power play goal completed the comeback by the Caps.
Ovechkin lays the boom on Erat early in the First Period.
15 minutes after signing Evgeny Kuznetsov, Capitals GM George McPhee spoke with the media to discuss the near future of Kuznetsov in Washington.
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