Ovechkin's four have him chasing glory

December, 11, 2013
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Capitals 6, Lightning 5 (SO) (WSH wins shootout, 3-2)
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 3rd career 4-goal game (Capitals have won all 3); 13th career hat trick
* Ovechkin: scored game-tying goal with 33 seconds remaining in 3rd period; leads NHL with 26 goals this season
* Capitals: won 3 straight and 5 of last 6 games
* Martin St. Louis (TB): goal, 2 assists (6 points in his last 3 games)

Most Career 4-Goal Games - Capitals History
Peter Bondra 6
Alex Ovechkin 3
Dino Ciccarelli 2
Mike Gartner 2
Dennis Maruk 2

Alex Ovechkin
Career 4-Goal Games
Opponent Result
Tonight vs Lightning W, 6-5 (OT)
Jan. 31, 2008 vs Canadiens W, 5-4 (OT)
Dec. 29, 2007 at Senators W, 8-6
>>Never had 5 goals in a game

Bruins 2, Flames 1
* Reilly Smith (BOS): GW goal (7) with 4:33 remaining in 3rd ... 2nd GW goal this season
* Bruins: 5-1-0 in last 6 games (won last 3)

Blackhawks 6, Stars 2
* Blackhawks: won last 6 road games vs Stars (outscored Stars 28-9 in games)
* Blackhawks: 17-0-3 when scoring first this season
* Patrick Sharp: 2 goals (14) scored less than 3 minutes apart in 2nd period (2nd multi-goal game this season, did not have 1 last season)

Coyotes 3, Avalanche 1
* Antoine Vermette (PHX): 2 goals (9) - 11th career multi-goal game
* Coyotes: finish 4-game road trip at 2-1-1
* Avalanche: 6-7-0 in last 13 games after starting season 14-2-0

Blues 2, Jets 1
* Kevin Shattenkirk (STL): go-ahead PPG (3) with 3:02 left in 3rd period
* Alexander Steen (STL): goal (21) in 2nd period (1st goal since November 27)
* Jets: 0-2-2 in last 4 home games (last home win: Nov. 15 vs Flyers)

Kings 6, Canadiens 0
* Martin Jones (LA): 2nd career shutout in 3 career starts (31 saves tonight); 1st goal with 2 shutouts in 1st 3 career starts since Robbie Moore of Flyers in March of 1979 (FROM ELIAS)
* Kings: 1st shutout win when scoring 6 or more goals since March 8, 2010 (won 6-0 vs Blue Jackets)
* Canadiens: 1st regulation loss in last 11 games (9-1-1)

Panthers 3, Red Wings 2 (SO) (FLA wins shootout, 2-1)
* Brad Boyes (FLA): scores deciding goal in 3rd round of shootout
* Nick Bjugstad (FLA): scores game-tying goal with 5:22 left in 3rd period (FLA trailed 2-0 entering 3rd)
* Red Wings: lost 8 straight games that went to OT or shootout

Predators 4, Rangers 1
* Predators: snap 5-game winless streak (0-4-1 in stretch, scored 7 goals in 5 games combined)
* Paul Gaustad: goal (4), 2 assists; ties career high with 3 points (done 3 times previously)
* Rangers: winless in last 4 home games (0-3-1); 1-6-1 in last 8 home games

Sabres 2, Senators 1 (SO) (BUF wins shootout, 4-3)
* Zemgus Girgensons (BUF): scores game-tying goal (3) in 2nd period and deciding goal in 10th round of shootout
* Sabres: only 2nd win in last 10 games (2-7-1); 4 of 7 wins this season have come in shootouts
* Senators: 2-3-2 in last 7 games (last 3 games have been decided in shootouts)

Blue Jackets 5, Devils 4
* Cam Atkinson (CBJ): 2 goals (9), 2 assists (1st career 4-point game)
* Brandon Dubinsky (CBJ): goal (6), 3 assists (1st career 4-point game)
* Blue Jackets: 3-1-0 in last 4 games overall; won last 4 home games
* Devils: 1-3-1 in last 5 games

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