12/10 21:23 CST Ovechkin scores 4 goals, Caps beat Lightning in SO
Ovechkin scores 4 goals, Caps beat Lightning in SO
By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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