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Sport Caps rally for 3-2 win over Avs, Ovechkin still at 698 goals

08:00  14 february  2020
08:00  14 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

Ovechkin closes in on 700 as Capitals host Penguins

  Ovechkin closes in on 700 as Capitals host Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins come to Washington for their first meeting of the season with the Capitals on Sunday afternoon. Alex Ovechkin continues to be the story for the Capitals. He scored twice more in Friday's 5-3 victory in Ottawa. Ovechkin now has posted 11 goals in the past five games -- which included back-to-back hat tricks against the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.The 34-year-old scored goals No. 694 and 695 of his long career Friday and jumped past Mark Messier (694) into eighth place on the NHL's all-time list for goals scored.

MONTREAL — Jakob Chychrun scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with a minute left, and the Arizona Coyotes topped the Montreal Canadiens 3 - 2 on Monday night. Derek Stepan and Taylor Hall also scored for the Coyotes (28-23-7), who scored three unanswered goals after going down 2-0 early.

Alex Ovechkin has scored a lot of crazy goals during his career with the Washington Capitals, though few have equaled the sheer improbability of “The Goal ” against the Phoenix Coyotes in 2006, when Ovechkin At 14:04 of the third period, Ovechkin scored the game-winner in the Capitals’ 3 - 2 win .

DENVER (AP) — T.J. Oshie deflected in the winning goal with 2:04 remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night as Alex Ovechkin remained stuck on 698 career goals.

Blackhawks host streaking Bruins

  Blackhawks host streaking Bruins Boston brings a four-game winning streak into Chicago.Chicago battled back against the Wild on Tuesday night in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with two third-period goals by defenseman Adam Boqvist and Olli Maatta, but fell 3-2 in overtime when Matt Dumba scored 2:21 into the extra session. It’s Chicago’s second loss in three games on the heels of a five-game winning streak.

Ovechkin scored a power-play goal with 7:27 remaining to snap a tie and gave the Capitals a 3 - 2 Despite diminished minutes in the playoffs, Ovechkin is still every bit as dangerous during crunch Washington is trying to repeat its first-round feat when it lost the series opener but rallied to beat

Alex Ovechkin 's one-timer from his left dot office on the power play at 1:56 of overtime enabled the Caps to complete their comeback and earn a 4- 3 win We knew it was an important game for us, and we got the two points." Washington was unable to solve Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek until the 40th

Defenseman Nick Jensen sent a shot into traffic that Oshie got a piece of with his stick, sending it past Philipp Grubauer to help the Capitals break a two-game skid.

Trailing 2-0 after the first, the Capitals climbed back into the game via the power play. Nicklas Backstrom scored on the man advantage in the second and Tom Wilson tied it by redirecting a shot on the power play with 7:12 remaining.

BOX SCORE: CAPITALS 3, AVALANCHE 2

Braden Holtby settled down after a rocky start. He finished with 32 saves.

Grubauer stopped 35 shots, including seven from Ovechkin as the 34-year-old tries to become the eighth NHL player to reach the 700-goal mark. Ovechkin has gone three games without a goal since his hat trick on Feb. 4.

Andre Burakovsky and Mikko Rantanen had goals for Colorado, while Nathan MacKinnon added two assists as the team's five-game win streak was halted.

Alex Ovechkin will be the next member of the 700-goal club. He could be the last.

  Alex Ovechkin will be the next member of the 700-goal club. He could be the last. A closer look at the production of the top young scorers in the NHL shows just how extraordinary a career the Washington Capitals captain is having.

Alex Ovechkin . Position: LW • Shoots: Right. 6- 3 , 235lb (190cm, 106kg). Team: Washington Capitals. Born: September 17, 1985 in Moscow, USSR su. Draft: Washington, 1st round (1st overall), 2004 NHL Entry.

MONTREAL (AP) — Jakob Chychrun scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with a minute left, and the Arizona Coyotes topped the Montreal Canadiens 3 - 2 on Monday night. It took just 51 seconds for Evans to find the back of the net. He got his first NHL goal when he jumped on Nick Cousins' rebound.

Colorado pulled Grubauer with about 1:40 remaining. but couldn't tie the game.

Backstrom had a power-play goal in the second period for the Capitals in part because of Ovechkin. The Avalanche were concentrating on No. 8 so intently that Backstrom got loose down low to redirect a pass past Grubauer.

A pivotal moment was in the second period when Colorado had a 5-on-3 opportunity for a minute. Holtby kept Colorado at bay to keep a 2-1 game.

Burakovsky and Rantanen scored on shots to the glove side of Holtby in the first period to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.

MacKinnon assisted on both to reach the 80-point mark for the season. He joined Hall of Famer Joe Sakic (81, 1995-96) as the Avalanche players to reach 80 points within the first 56 games.

Colorado kept constant watch on Ovechkin, shadowing him wherever he went in the offensive zone. Even then, he got his share of good looks.

In the second, his redirect in front of the net hit Grubauer in the glove. Ovechkin had an even better chance in the first after finding himself open in front of the net. His attempt deflected over the top of the net by Grubauer's stick.

Laine moves past Crosby for 7th-most goals before age 22

  Laine moves past Crosby for 7th-most goals before age 22 Patrik Laine is scoring goals at a historic rate. With a hat trick on Saturday against the Ottawa Senators, the Winnipeg Jets forward now has 133 career goals. At 21 years old, Laine is tied with Brian Bellows for the seventh-most goals all time before turning 22. Laine, who will turn 22 on April 19, has a chance to enter the top five, as he trails both Lemieux and Carpenter by just 12 goals. The former second overall pick entered the NHL as an 18-year-old in 2016 and scored 36 goals in his rookie season before adding an impressive 44 in his sophomore year.Laine is up to 23 goals and 51 points this season, already eclipsing his point total of 50 from 2018-19.

The Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 5- 3 Monday night and kept Ovechkin stuck at 698 career goals . Trotz, the coach who won the Stanley Cup “Against these guys, you've got to keep your foot on the gas,” Bailey said. "They've got a heck of a team over there, a potent offense. We stuck with it

With time waning, they stood down two goals and risked falling behind in a race for the postseason In extra time, Alex Ovechkin sealed a 3 - 2 win in the dramatic fashion only he can provide with a Adrenaline from the comeback carried over into the overtime session. On his first attempt at a shot

"Everybody tries to shut down Ovi," MacKinnon said. "No one does."

Grubauer was just hoping Ovechkin, his former teammate, didn't reach the momentous milestone while he was in goal.

"I don't want to be part of that (history)," Grubauer told the media after the morning skate. “It would be nice to watch it on TV instead of being on the ice.”

NOTES: Capitals C Evgeny Kuznetsov was a scratch with an upper-body injury. ... Avs F Nazem Kadri is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. ... Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg was in attendance and received an ovation from the crowd. ... Burakovsky scored his career-best 18th goal of the season against his former team.

UP NEXT

Capitals: At Arizona on Saturday in their in the second of a three-game Western Conference swing.

Avalanche: Play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in an outdoor game at the Air Force Academy. It will be Colorado's second outdoor appearance. The Avs lost to Detroit at Coors Field on Feb. 27, 2016.

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A living legend: Ovechkin’s 700th goal further cements his status as an all-time great .
Good players come and go, but the legacy of great players lives on. In the eyes of his peers, the newest member of the 700-goal club is already one of the greats."When you get on the ice with them, you kind of stare at him and it's Alex Ovechkin," Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes said. "You don't realize how big he is and how fast he is and stuff like that on TV, but when you get to see him in person that's kind of what you realize. Generational player.

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