WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal, breaking Sergei Fedorov's record for most by a Russian-born player, but the Dallas Stars bounced back to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night.
Ovechkin's goal came at 7:01 of the third period, knotting the score at 2. He converted a backhand pass from Nicklas Backstrom, shoving the puck into the left side of the net.
The sellout crowd stood and cheered, many of them chanting "Ovie! Ovie!" to celebrate the milestone. A video montage followed, concluding with Fedorov offering congratulations to the new Russian scoring champion.
Just more than 4 minutes later, Jason Spezza converted a turnover by Washington's Jason Chimera into the go-ahead score.