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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal to become Washington's first three-time 50-goal scorer, and defenseman Mike Green had two goals in the Capitals' 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Ovechkin, who also had two assists, opened the scoring at 7:43 of the first period.

The 23-year-old Russian star took a pass from Nicklas Backstrom and carried the puck up the right side. Ovechkin deked Tampa Bay's Matt Pettinger out of position and snapped a wrist shot from the right circle past rookie goalie Mike McKenna.

Ovechkin has 213 goals in 315 career regular-season games. He had 52 goals as a rookie in 2005-06, 46 in 2006-07 and 65 last season.

Green scored his 26th and 27th goals, the most among NHL defenseman, and Michael Nylander and Matt Bradley added goals in Washington's ninth straight victory over Tampa Bay. Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis scored for the Lightning.

BOSTON (AP) - Dustin Brown scored with 34 seconds left in overtime for Los Angeles after rookie defenseman Drew Doughty tied it with 1:36 remaining in regulation.

Brown converted a rebound of Sean O'Donnell's shot for his 24th goal, capping a comeback from a 2-0 deficit midway through the third period. Michal Handzus scored on a power play for Los Angeles with 10:10 left in the third.

Boston got goals from Matt Hunwick in the first period, and Mark Recchi in the second as it attempted to clinch a playoff berth with a win.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Cheechoo scored the winning shootout goal with a deft backhand, and Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves for San Jose.

Rob Blake and Milan Michalek scored early goals for the Sharks, who moved one point behind NHL-leading Detroit with just their fourth victory in 10 games.

Joel Ward and Vernon Fiddler scored first-period goals for the Predators, who finished a key four-game West Coast trip with six points.

OTTAWA (AP) - Jason Spezza scored goals 52 seconds apart late in the first period, and Daniel Alfredsson added a goal and an assist for Ottawa.

Nick Foligno and Jarkko Ruutu also scored for Ottawa, which has won three in a row and seven of eight. Brian Elliott stopped 28 shots and set an Ottawa rookie record with his seventh straight victory.

Guillaume Latendresse had two goals, and Alex Tanguay and Tom Kostopoulos also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens, tied for seventh place in the tight race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spots, have lost four in a row to drop to 1-2-2 since general manager Bob Gainey took over as coach after firing Guy Carbonneau.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 30 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and first in four months, and Vancouver extended its franchise-record home winning streak to 11 games.

Alex Burrows, Mason Raymond and Henrik Sedin scored to help the Canucks leapfrog Chicago for fourth place in the Western Conference. Vancouver, 16-3-1 since ending a nine-game home losing streak Feb. 2, also trails Calgary by three points for the Northwest Division lead.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Bobby Ryan scored the winner in a shootout, and Anaheim, climbed into a tie with Dallas and Minnesota for ninth place in the Western Conference.

Phoenix tied it on Matthew Lombardi's goal with 2:31 left in regulation.

Drew Miller, called up from Iowa of the American Hockey League earlier in the day, and Petteri Nokelainen scored in regulation for Anaheim. Nokelainen was credited with a goal after Phoenix's Kyle Turris deflected the puck into his own net.

Zbynek Michalek also scored for Phoenix.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Weiss had a short-handed goal and an assist, and Tomas Vokoun made 37 saves to help Florida end a four-game losing streak.

Richard Zednik and Ville Peltonen also scored, and David Booth had two assists. Florida is ninth in the Eastern Conference, a point behind Montreal and Carolina in the race for one of the eight playoff spots. Mikhail Grabovski scored for Toronto.

DENVER (AP) - Sam Gagner had three goals and an assist, and Dwayne Roloson, making his Edmnonton-record 26th straight start, made 26 saves.

Ethan Moreau, Shawn Horcoff, Fernando Pisani, Ales Kotalik and Sheldon Souray also scored for the Oilers. Cody McLeod scored for Colorado.

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