- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 23, 2008

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D1SCOURSE: Patrick Stevens breaks down the NCAA tournament after the first weekend.

Chatter: Our guys in Florida help you count down to Opening Day.

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For Georgetown to advance to the Sweet 16, the Hoyas must stop Davidson’s Stephen Curry. 2:50 p.m., Chs. 9, 13

THE ROAD TO 60

It has been a magical run for Alex Ovechkin to a milestone only 18 other players have reached. Here is a look at some key dates along the way:

No. 1, Oct. 6 vs. Carolina

After not scoring in the first game of the season, he scores the game-winner in the home opener.

Nos. 7, 8, Oct. 29 at Toronto

Ovechkin’s first trip to Canada is his first multigoal game of the season — excellence from No. 8 in the bright lights north of the border will be a trend.

No. 14, Nov. 21 vs. Atlanta

He scores the only goal in a 5-1 loss, Glen Hanlon’s last game as coach.

Nos. 27, 28, 29, 30, Dec. 29 at Ottawa

Two days after receiving a cut on his inner thigh, he registers his first four-goal game in a wild 8-6 affair.

Nos. 37, 38, Jan. 21 at Pittsburgh

He and Olympics roommate Evgeni Malkin put on a show without Sidney Crosby in the lineup.

Nos. 40, 41, 42, 43,

Jan. 31 at Montreal

In his first trip north since signing The Contract, he shows Canadiens fans (and media) what they will miss since he didn’t wait until July to sign with their team.

Nos. 44, 45,

Feb. 6 at Columbus

Upstages a two-goal night from Rick Nash by scoring the game-winner in overtime.

Nos. 50, 51, 52,

Mar. 3 vs. Boston

Gets No. 50 on a breakaway and finishes the hat trick in the first period of a 10-2 rout.

Nos. 55, 56,

Mar. 12 vs. Calgary

Ties it late in the second and wins it with 1:54 left in the third to avert a potentially fatal losing streak.

Nos. 59, 60, Mar. 21 at Atlanta

No. 60 started the rally, and his pass to Nicklas Backstrom capped a season-saving third-period comeback.

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