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Topic - Alexander Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green had memorable nights, but they fell short of any franchise records.
With his four-goal outburst, can Alex Ovechkin join five other hockey legends?
Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals' dynamic winger, looked not too long ago like his place at the top of the list was being usurped by an impressive array of newcomers. But as the days wind down on 2013, Ovechkin, 28, has regained his place at the top as the Great 8 and is leaving no room for argument.
Thanks to Alex Ovechkin's late heroics, Mike Green's horrendous first period was overshadowed by a thrilling victory.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored four times for the third time in his career to lead the Caps to a wild 6-5 win over the Lightning.
Alex Ovechkin has a hat trick and counting Tuesday night against the Lightning.
Alex Ovechkin took aim with little resistance, and the Washington Capitals staged an improbable comeback. Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored four goals and Nicklas Backstrom recorded one goal and four assists, spearheading an incredible rally back from a 3-0 deficit in the most entertaining regular season game in Chinatown in years.
Including Game 6 and 7 of last year's playoffs, the Capitals have been blanked by Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist three straight times.
Thanks to a strong showing from rookie goaltender Philipp Grubauer to go along with a three-goal second period, the Captials defeated the Rangers 4-1 at Madison Square Garden.
"We'll see what's going to happen," Ovechkin said after Wednesday's practice. "Again, my job is to score goals. Every opportunity I have, I'm going to try and put it in the net."
Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, argues with linesman Thor Nelson after Ovechkin was called for a penalty while fighting with Colorado Avalanche players late in the third period of the Avalanche's 4-1 victory in an NHL hockey game in Denver on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.