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Alex Ovechkin scores 4 goals to lead Capitals to 6-5 shootout win over Lightning

Tuesday, 12.10.2013 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Alex Ovechkin scores 4 goals to lead Capitals to 6-5 shootout win over Lightning

WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night.

Ovechkin increased his NHL-leading total to 26 goals and became Washington's career leader in power-play goals, scoring twice with the extra man to pass Peter Bondra, who had 137.

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and four assists, and Troy Brouwer beat Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop in the fifth round of the shootout to provide the Capitals with their fifth win in six games.

Martin St. Louis and Tyler Johnson each had a goal and two assists for the Lightning, who squandered a three-goal lead in losing their sixth straight at Washington.

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